China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.42%

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China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Gas, Water & Multiutilities and Oil Equipment Services & Distribution sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite gained 0.42%, while the SZSE Component index climbed 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Shenzhen Geoway Co Ltd (SS: 600462 ), which rose 10.14% or 0.350 points to trade at 3.800 at the close. Zhonglu Co Ltd A (SS: 600818 ) added 9.99% or 1.090 points to end at 12.000 and Ningxia Xinri Hengli Steel Wire Rope Co Ltd (SS: 600165 ) was up 9.98% or 0.490 points to 5.400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Xinjiang Winka Times Department Store Co Ltd (SS: 603101 ), which lost 7.66% or 1.410 points to trade at 17.000 in late trade. Wuhan Hanshang Group Co Ltd (SS: 600774 ) declined 7.52% or 1.240 points to end at 15.260 and Shaanxi Broadcast & TV Network Intermediary Group Co Ltd (SS: 600831 ) shed 6.24% or 0.490 points to 7.360.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Jiangsu Shagang Co Ltd (SZ: 002075 ) which rose 10.06% to 9.19, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd (SZ: 000917 ) which was up 10.00% to settle at 6.93 and Jiangsu Jiujiujiu Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002411 ) which gained 10.00% to close at 22.21.

The worst performers were Beijing Watertek Information Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 300324 ) which was down 4.97% to 6.89 in late trade, Maanshan Fangyuan Slewing Ring Co Ltd (SZ: 002147 ) which lost 4.92% to settle at 5.02 and Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group Co Ltd (SZ: 000961 ) which was down 3.61% to 6.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1025 to 353 and 98 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was unchanged 0.00% to 23.69 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.23% or 2.80 to $1242.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.08% or 0.57 to hit $53.52 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.04% or 0.64 to trade at $62.33 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.59% to 6.8429, while EUR/CNY fell 0.33% to 7.7886.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 96.657.

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