China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.14%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.14% – China equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Retailers , Software & Computer Services and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.14%, while the SZSE Component index lost 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Beihai Gofar Marine Biological Industry Co Ltd (SS: 600538 ), which rose 10.10% or 0.510 points to trade at 5.560 at the close. Eastern Communications Co Ltd A (SS: 600776 ) added 10.09% or 0.450 points to end at 4.910 and Cultural Investment Holdings Co Ltd (SS: 600715 ) was up 10.07% or 0.550 points to 6.010 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Great-Sun Foods Co Ltd (SS: 603336 ), which lost 10.02% or 1.780 points to trade at 15.990 in late trade. Hangzhou XZB Tech Co Ltd (SS: 603040 ) declined 10.01% or 2.89 points to end at 25.99 and Shanghai Shibei Hi-Tech Co Ltd A (SS: 600604 ) shed 9.98% or 1.02 points to 9.20.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Zhongfu Straits Pingtan Development Co Ltd (SZ: 000592 ) which rose 10.14% to 3.26, Shenzhen Hifuture Electric (SZ: 002168 ) which was up 10.00% to settle at 11.00 and Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd (SZ: 000917 ) which gained 7.49% to close at 7.18.

The worst performers were Jiangsu Shagang Co Ltd (SZ: 002075 ) which was down 10.02% to 9.34 in late trade, Zhonghong Holding Co Ltd (SZ: 000979 ) which lost 10.00% to settle at 0.36 and Tatwah Smartech Co Ltd (SZ: 002512 ) which was down 9.75% to 6.11 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 790 to 598 and 86 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 29.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.31% or 3.80 to $1232.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.13% or 0.57 to hit $50.99 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.44% or 0.85 to trade at $59.89 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.15% to 6.9379, while EUR/CNY rose 0.11% to 7.8844.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.700.

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