China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.26%

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China shares mixed at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Real Estate Investments & Services and Retailers sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Technology and Software & Computer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.26%, while the SZSE Component index fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Taiyuan Chemical Industry Co Ltd (SS: 600281 ), which rose 10.08% or 0.370 points to trade at 4.040 at the close. Yaxing Chem (SS: 600319 ) added 10.06% or 0.510 points to end at 5.580 and Sichuan Xichang Electric Power Co Ltd (SS: 600505 ) was up 10.04% or 0.480 points to 5.260 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hongfa Technology Co Ltd (SS: 600885 ), which lost 10.01% or 2.510 points to trade at 22.560 in late trade. Wuhan Yangtze Communication Industry Group Co Ltd (SS: 600345 ) declined 10.00% or 3.140 points to end at 28.270 and DELIXI XINJIANG Transportation Co Ltd (SS: 603032 ) shed 9.84% or 1.68 points to 15.40.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were By health (SZ: 300146 ) which rose 10.00% to 18.26, Giant Network Group Co Ltd (SZ: 002558 ) which was up 9.48% to settle at 20.91 and Guangzhou Friendship Group Co Ltd (SZ: 000987 ) which gained 6.23% to close at 8.01.

The worst performers were Sichuan Haite High-tech Co Ltd (SZ: 002023 ) which was down 10.01% to 12.40 in late trade, Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002709 ) which lost 10.00% to settle at 32.31 and Shanxi Meijin Energy Co Ltd (SZ: 000723 ) which was down 9.94% to 4.89 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 809 to 549 and 66 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 22.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.15% or 1.80 to $1219.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.43% or 0.30 to hit $69.83 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.32% or 0.24 to trade at $75.31 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.17% to 6.8269, while EUR/CNY rose 0.40% to 8.0068.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.05.

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