China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.55%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.55%
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Investing.com – China equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Media , Oil Equipment Services & Distribution and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.55%, while the SZSE Component index fell 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Aurora Optoelectronics Co Ltd (SS: 600666 ), which rose 10.08% or 0.390 points to trade at 4.260 at the close. Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co Ltd (SS: 600889 ) added 10.04% or 0.520 points to end at 5.700 and China Sports Industry Group Co Ltd (SS: 600158 ) was up 10.04% or 1.100 points to 12.060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Henan Oriental Silver Star Investment Co Ltd (SS: 600753 ), which lost 10.00% or 2.60 points to trade at 23.41 in late trade. Anji Foodstuff Co Ltd (SS: 603696 ) declined 10.00% or 1.850 points to end at 16.650 and Ningxia Xinri Hengli Steel Wire Rope Co Ltd (SS: 600165 ) shed 9.99% or 0.710 points to 6.400.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Beijing Easpring Material Tech (SZ: 300073 ) which rose 10.01% to 34.61, Shenzhen Tatfook Tech (SZ: 300134 ) which was up 9.99% to settle at 10.68 and ZTE Corp (SZ: 000063 ) which gained 9.99% to close at 17.06.

The worst performers were BGI Genomics Co Ltd (SZ: 300676 ) which was down 10.00% to 83.07 in late trade, JPMF Guangdong Co Ltd (SZ: 002600 ) which lost 9.96% to settle at 4.34 and Yinji Entertainment Media Co Ltd (SZ: 002143 ) which was down 9.95% to 5.79 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 676 to 660 and 83 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 22.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.20 to $1242.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $67.03 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $71.87 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.12% to 6.6824, while EUR/CNY rose 0.02% to 7.8380.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 94.16.

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