The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
Taiwan shares rise at close of trade
On Wednesday, Taiwan stocks rallied after the close because profits in the Other Electronic, Trading & Consumer Goods as well as Cement sectors brought stocks up.
The Taiwan Weighted edged up 1.41%.
On the Taiwan Weighted the best performance was demonstrated by such benchmarks as Kpt Industries, Advanced Optoelectronic Tech and Rexon Indu. They rallied respectively 10.00%, 9.95% and 9.95%.
As for the worst performers, they were represented by Tai-I, Ennoconn and Tatung Co Ltd. They sank respectively 9.80%, 9.71% and 6.54%.
Ascending stocks managed to outnumber diving ones on the Taiwan Stock Exchange by 494 to 293, while 89 remained intact.
Stocks in Kpt Industries gained to 52-week peaks, soaring 10.00% to 11.00. Stocks in Advanced Optoelectronic Tech climbed to 52-week peaks, adding 9.95% and getting to 30.95. Stocks in Ennoconn declined to 52-week minimums, sagging 9.71% and hitting 358.00. Besides this, stocks in Rexon Indu went up to all time peaks, acquiring 9.95% and being worth 21.00.
The currency pair USD/TWD decreased 0.30%, trading at 30.387, TWD/CNY dipped 0.04%, hitting 0.2266.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
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