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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.65%

Stock MarketsApr 13, 2018 08:35
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Investing.com – China equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution, Real Estate Investments & Services and Life Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.65%, while the SZSE Component index lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Qian Jiang Water Resources Development Co Ltd (SS:600283), which rose 10.00% or 1.280 points to trade at 14.080 at the close. CCS Supply Chain Management Co Ltd (SS:600180) added 10.00% or 1.010 points to end at 11.110 and Tellhow Sci-Tech Co Ltd (SS:600590) was up 9.99% or 1.100 points to 12.110 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd (SS:600651), which lost 10.03% or 0.88 points to trade at 7.89 in late trade. China Science Publishing & Media Ltd (SS:601858) declined 9.98% or 1.24 points to end at 11.19 and Great-Sun Foods Co Ltd (SS:603336) shed 9.62% or 3.160 points to 29.700.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Xinjiang Beixin Road&Bridge Group Co Ltd (SZ:002307) which rose 10.02% to 11.20, United Electronics Co Ltd (SZ:002642) which was up 9.97% to settle at 14.01 and Beijing eGOVA (SZ:300075) which gained 5.91% to close at 17.92.

The worst performers were North Huajin Chemical Industries Co Ltd (SZ:000059) which was down 7.45% to 8.32 in late trade, Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd (SZ:000046) which lost 5.93% to settle at 7.45 and Inner Mongolia Xingye Mining Co Ltd (SZ:000426) which was down 5.28% to 9.32 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 823 to 486 and 66 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was down 3.57% to 24.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.20 to $1342.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.24% or 0.16 to hit $66.91 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.15 to trade at $71.87 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.04% to 6.2906, while EUR/CNY rose 0.01% to 7.7575.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 89.46.

China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.65%
 

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