China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.21%

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China shares higher at close of trade; Shanghai Composite up 0.21%
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Investing.com – China equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Real Estate Investments & Services and Retailers sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.21%, while the SZSE Component index gained 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Beijing Bashi Media Co Ltd (SS: 600386 ), which rose 10.14% or 0.350 points to trade at 3.800 at the close. Shanghai Qiangsheng Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600662 ) added 10.11% or 0.450 points to end at 4.900 and Sichuan Western Resources Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600139 ) was up 10.06% or 0.360 points to 3.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Jiangsu Holly Corp (SS: 600128 ), which lost 9.97% or 1.180 points to trade at 10.660 in late trade. Beijing Airport High-Tech Park Co Ltd (SS: 600463 ) declined 9.40% or 0.890 points to end at 8.580 and Minfeng Special Paper Co Ltd (SS: 600235 ) shed 7.86% or 0.740 points to 8.680.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Tianguang Fire-Fighting Co Ltd (SZ: 002509 ) which rose 10.10% to 3.16, Walvax BioTech (SZ: 300142 ) which was up 10.01% to settle at 19.89 and Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd (SZ: 000917 ) which gained 9.97% to close at 6.84.

The worst performers were Yinyi Real Estate Co Ltd (SZ: 000981 ) which was down 9.27% to 4.60 in late trade, Zhonghong Holding Co Ltd (SZ: 000979 ) which lost 9.26% to settle at 0.49 and Tatwah Smartech Co Ltd (SZ: 002512 ) which was down 7.93% to 7.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 974 to 430 and 69 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 32.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.21% or 2.60 to $1223.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.78% or 0.95 to hit $54.38 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.47% or 0.92 to trade at $63.45 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.06% to 6.9417, while EUR/CNY rose 0.20% to 7.9125.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 96.53.

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