By Frances Huang
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed lower Wednesday despite gains on Wall Street overnight because of stiff technical resistance as the Taiex closed in on 13,900 points, dealers said.
Selling focused on the bellwether electronics sector, which had driven the broader market sharply higher in recent sessions, while non-tech stocks ended mixed, they said.
The Taiex, the Taiwan Stock Exchange's (TWSE) benchmark weighted index, closed down 68.3 points, or 0.49 percent, at 13,738.83, after moving between 13,731.81 and 13,893.20. Turnover was NT$263.61 billion (US$9.24 billion).
The market opened up 0.39 percent and hit the day's high 15 minutes into the session after the Dow Jones Industrial Average breached 30,000 points for the first time overnight amid continued optimism over COVID-19 vaccine developments, dealers said. [FULL STORY]