China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.44%

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China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Electricity , Utilities and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite added 0.44%, while the SZSE Component index gained 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Pengqi Technology Development Co Ltd B (SS: 900907 ), which rose 10.14% or 0.036 points to trade at 0.391 at the close. Pengqi Technology Development Co Ltd A (SS: 600614 ) added 10.12% or 0.330 points to end at 3.590 and Hangzhou Advance Gearbox Group Co Ltd (SS: 601177 ) was up 10.05% or 0.820 points to 8.980 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ningxia Xinri Hengli Steel Wire Rope Co Ltd (SS: 600165 ), which lost 8.63% or 0.460 points to trade at 4.870 in late trade. China National Software & Service Co Ltd (SS: 600536 ) declined 7.59% or 1.720 points to end at 20.930 and Inspur Software Co Ltd (SS: 600756 ) shed 7.33% or 1.210 points to 15.290.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co Ltd (SZ: 002408 ) which rose 8.23% to 6.84, Sealand Securities Co Ltd (SZ: 000750 ) which was up 7.92% to settle at 4.36 and Da An Gene Co Ltd of Sun Yat-Sen University (SZ: 002030 ) which gained 6.83% to close at 10.16.

The worst performers were Inspur Electronic Info Industr (SZ: 000977 ) which was down 6.63% to 15.920 in late trade, Hybio Pharmaceutical (SZ: 300199 ) which lost 6.13% to settle at 9.34 and Shenzhen Techand Eco Environment (SZ: 300197 ) which was down 5.01% to 3.79 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 779 to 588 and 110 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 28.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 1.85 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.40% or 1.07 to hit $45.68 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.09% or 1.10 to trade at $53.83 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.17% to 6.8545, while EUR/CNY fell 0.04% to 7.8480.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.942.

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