China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.12%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Media , Retailers and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.12%, while the SZSE Component index lost 1.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Jinxi Axle Co Ltd (SS: 600495 ), which rose 10.10% or 0.420 points to trade at 4.580 at the close. Sichuan Western Resources Holding Co Ltd (SS: 600139 ) added 10.09% or 0.470 points to end at 5.130 and Ningbo Thermal Power Co Ltd (SS: 600982 ) was up 10.06% or 0.330 points to 3.610 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co Ltd (SS: 600682 ), which lost 9.98% or 1.50 points to trade at 13.53 in late trade. Shandong Lukang Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SS: 600789 ) declined 9.93% or 1.370 points to end at 12.430 and Chongqing Road & Bridge Co Ltd (SS: 600106 ) shed 9.92% or 0.390 points to 3.540.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Oceanwide Holdings Co Ltd (SZ: 000046 ) which rose 5.01% to 6.29, Zhejiang Supor Co Ltd (SZ: 002032 ) which was up 4.49% to settle at 54.44 and Sichuan Haite High-tech Co Ltd (SZ: 002023 ) which gained 4.47% to close at 13.78.

The worst performers were Shaanxi J&R Fire Protection Co Ltd (SZ: 300116 ) which was down 10.04% to 2.42 in late trade, Jiuzhitang Co Ltd (SZ: 000989 ) which lost 10.02% to settle at 15.45 and Chongqing Zhifei Bio Products (SZ: 300122 ) which was down 10.00% to 37.18 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1013 to 385 and 25 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was down 0.90% to 21.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.30% or 3.70 to $1219.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.45% or 0.31 to hit $69.00 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.13 to trade at $74.89 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.20% to 6.8270, while EUR/CNY rose 0.16% to 7.9558.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.46.

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