China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.18%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.18% – China equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Media and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.18%, while the SZSE Component index declined 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Chongqing Dima Industry Co Ltd (SS: 600565 ), which rose 10.14% or 0.280 points to trade at 3.040 at the close. Beijing Bashi Media Co Ltd (SS: 600386 ) added 10.13% or 0.390 points to end at 4.240 and Zhejiang Jiaao Enprotech Stock Co Ltd (SS: 603822 ) was up 10.01% or 2.590 points to 28.460 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co Ltd (SS: 601811 ), which lost 9.99% or 1.350 points to trade at 12.170 in late trade. ARTS Group Co Ltd (SS: 603017 ) declined 9.99% or 1.640 points to end at 14.770 and Guizhou Changzheng Tiancheng Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600112 ) shed 9.95% or 0.400 points to 3.620.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Risen Energy (SZ: 300118 ) which rose 10.03% to 7.13, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd Class A (SZ: 002202 ) which was up 9.93% to settle at 13.06 and Better Life Commercial Chain Share Co Ltd (SZ: 002251 ) which gained 6.76% to close at 9.00.

The worst performers were Kyland Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 300353 ) which was down 10.00% to 8.82 in late trade, Suzhou Victory Precision Manufacture Co Ltd (SZ: 002426 ) which lost 9.82% to settle at 2.48 and Beihai Yinhe Industry Investment Co Ltd (SZ: 000806 ) which was down 9.69% to 3.54 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 967 to 453 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 21.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.22% or 2.85 to $1300.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.34% or 0.72 to hit $52.97 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.22% or 0.75 to trade at $60.84 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.14% to 6.7351, while EUR/CNY fell 0.09% to 7.6861.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.460.

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