China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.65%

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China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.65%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Oil Equipment Services & Distribution and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite gained 0.65%, while the SZSE Component index gained 1.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Fangxing Sci (SS: 600552 ), which rose 10.06% or 0.660 points to trade at 7.220 at the close. Well Lead Medical Co Ltd (SS: 603309 ) added 10.03% or 1.79 points to end at 19.64 and Hunan Copote Science Technology Co Ltd (SS: 600476 ) was up 10.03% or 1.710 points to 18.760 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co Ltd (SS: 600172 ), which lost 8.55% or 0.490 points to trade at 5.240 in late trade. Xishui Strong Year Co Ltd Inner Mongolia (SS: 600291 ) declined 7.78% or 1.300 points to end at 15.400 and Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co Ltd (SS: 603160 ) shed 7.01% or 6.020 points to 79.870.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002681 ) which rose 10.06% to 9.41, Shenzhen Minkave Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 300506 ) which was up 9.99% to settle at 23.57 and Suzhou Anjie Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002635 ) which gained 9.98% to close at 18.95.

The worst performers were Shenwu Environmental Tech (SZ: 300156 ) which was down 9.35% to 10.67 in late trade, Hunan China Sun Pharma Machinery (SZ: 300216 ) which lost 6.86% to settle at 8.01 and Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting (SZ: 300347 ) which was down 6.48% to 56.84 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 976 to 328 and 65 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 22.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.60 to $1309.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $67.95 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $73.33 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.06% to 6.3587, while EUR/CNY rose 0.33% to 7.6259.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 92.31.

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