China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.19%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.19%
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Investing.com – China equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Life Insurance , Travel & Leisure and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.19%, while the SZSE Component index fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Liaoning Hongyang Energy Resource Invest Co Ltd (SS: 600758 ), which rose 10.09% or 0.33 points to trade at 3.60 at the close. Wolong Real Estate Group Co Ltd (SS: 600173 ) added 10.09% or 0.350 points to end at 3.820 and Hunan Huasheng Co Ltd (SS: 600156 ) was up 10.06% or 0.340 points to 3.720 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Angel Yeast Co Ltd (SS: 600298 ), which lost 10.01% or 2.770 points to trade at 24.910 in late trade. Shanghai Rongtai Health Technology Corp Ltd (SS: 603579 ) declined 10.01% or 3.62 points to end at 32.54 and Tonghua Dongbao Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SS: 600867 ) shed 9.96% or 1.370 points to 12.380.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were JANUS Dongguan Precision Components Co Ltd (SZ: 300083 ) which rose 10.19% to 2.92, Faw Car Co Ltd (SZ: 000800 ) which was up 10.03% to settle at 6.80 and COFCO Property Group Co Ltd (SZ: 000031 ) which gained 10.00% to close at 5.17.

The worst performers were Huadong Medicine Co Ltd (SZ: 000963 ) which was down 6.62% to 35.00 in late trade, Changchun High & New Technology Industries Group Inc (SZ: 000661 ) which lost 6.07% to settle at 162.30 and Beijing Shunxin Agriculture Co Ltd (SZ: 000860 ) which was down 5.67% to 36.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 959 to 435 and 68 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was down 6.52% to 30.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 8.00 to $1237.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.14% or 0.77 to hit $66.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.00% or 0.77 to trade at $76.12 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.11% to 6.9562, while EUR/CNY rose 0.19% to 7.9154.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.35.

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