China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.52%

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China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Media , Technology Hardware & Equipment and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Banking , Life Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.52% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SZSE Component index gained 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were A-Zenith Home Furnishings Co Ltd (SS: 603389 ), which rose 9.99% or 1.020 points to trade at 11.230 at the close. Nanjing Textiles Import & Export Corp Ltd (SS: 600250 ) added 9.99% or 0.710 points to end at 7.820 and Kunwu Jiuding Investment Holdings Co Ltd (SS: 600053 ) was up 9.99% or 2.190 points to 24.110 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Zhejiang Jiahua Energy Chemical Industry Co Ltd (SS: 600273 ), which lost 10.01% or 0.990 points to trade at 8.900 in late trade. Dalian Sunasia Tourism Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600593 ) declined 9.99% or 3.370 points to end at 30.380 and Hangzhou Advance Gearbox Group Co Ltd (SS: 601177 ) shed 8.88% or 0.780 points to 8.000.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Chongqing Pharscin Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ: 002907 ) which rose 10.00% to 17.93, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co Ltd (SZ: 002129 ) which was up 7.03% to settle at 7.31 and Jiangxi Zhengbang Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002157 ) which gained 6.37% to close at 5.18.

The worst performers were Tonghua Golden-Horse Pharmaceutical Industry Co Ltd (SZ: 000766 ) which was down 10.00% to 7.92 in late trade, Yinyi Real Estate Co Ltd (SZ: 000981 ) which lost 5.06% to settle at 3.75 and Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting (SZ: 300347 ) which was down 4.49% to 43.78 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 854 to 525 and 96 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 27.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.40% or 5.00 to $1251.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.41% or 1.16 to hit $47.01 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.82% or 1.04 to trade at $56.20 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.14% to 6.9010, while EUR/CNY rose 0.49% to 7.8837.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.143.

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