China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.42%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Software & Computer Services , Technology and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.42%, while the SZSE Component index lost 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Wintime Energy Co Ltd (SS: 600157 ), which rose 10.26% or 0.200 points to trade at 2.150 at the close. Hongda (SS: 600331 ) added 10.14% or 0.220 points to end at 2.390 and Fangxing Sci (SS: 600552 ) was up 10.08% or 0.400 points to 4.370 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Leysen Jewellery Inc (SS: 603900 ), which lost 9.92% or 1.400 points to trade at 12.720 in late trade. DELIXI XINJIANG Transportation Co Ltd (SS: 603032 ) declined 6.33% or 1.84 points to end at 27.21 and Zhejiang Huatie Construction Safety Science and Technology Co Ltd (SS: 603300 ) shed 6.10% or 0.320 points to 4.930.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Shaanxi J&R Fire Protection Co Ltd (SZ: 300116 ) which rose 10.27% to 1.61, Tianguang Fire-Fighting Co Ltd (SZ: 002509 ) which was up 10.12% to settle at 2.72 and Yinji Entertainment Media Co Ltd (SZ: 002143 ) which gained 10.09% to close at 3.60.

The worst performers were Beijing SuperMap Software Co Ltd (SZ: 300036 ) which was down 5.72% to 15.32 in late trade, Dongxu Optoelectronic Tech (SZ: 000413 ) which lost 5.34% to settle at 4.61 and Yealink Network Technology Corp Ltd (SZ: 300628 ) which was down 4.70% to 73.55 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1076 to 347 and 59 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 21.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 2.45 to $1291.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.67% or 0.35 to hit $51.96 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.55% or 0.34 to trade at $60.98 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.25% to 6.7698, while EUR/CNY rose 0.06% to 7.7011.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 95.875.

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