China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.16%

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China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mobile and Banking sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Life Insurance and Travel & Leisure sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite added 0.16%, while the SZSE Component index declined 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Guangzhou Pearl River Industrial Development Co Ltd (SS: 600684 ), which rose 10.05% or 0.400 points to trade at 4.380 at the close. ARTS Group Co Ltd (SS: 603017 ) added 10.00% or 1.030 points to end at 11.330 and Kunwu Jiuding Investment Holdings Co Ltd (SS: 600053 ) was up 9.99% or 1.800 points to 19.820 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Join in Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600745 ), which lost 8.65% or 2.370 points to trade at 25.030 in late trade. Laobaixing Pharmacy Chain Joint Stock Co (SS: 603883 ) declined 8.20% or 4.650 points to end at 52.090 and Shanghai Runda Medical Technology Co Ltd (SS: 603108 ) shed 7.51% or 0.650 points to 8.000.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Jiangsu Jiujiujiu Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002411 ) which rose 10.00% to 24.20, Shenzhen Agricultural Products Co Ltd (SZ: 000061 ) which was up 8.38% to settle at 5.56 and Tonghua Golden-Horse Pharmaceutical Industry Co Ltd (SZ: 000766 ) which gained 7.31% to close at 9.10.

The worst performers were By health (SZ: 300146 ) which was down 10.01% to 18.87 in late trade, Sichuan Danfu Compressor Co Ltd (SZ: 002366 ) which lost 9.15% to settle at 10.52 and Wonders Information (SZ: 300168 ) which was down 7.03% to 11.77 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 700 to 696 and 79 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was up 4.51% to 26.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1242.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.16% or 0.08 to hit $51.55 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $60.28 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.13% to 6.8985, while EUR/CNY fell 0.12% to 7.8088.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.865.

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