China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.20%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Electricity , Retailers and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.20%, while the SZSE Component index lost 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Anyang Iron & Steel Inc (SS: 600569 ), which rose 10.09% or 0.340 points to trade at 3.710 at the close. Ningbo Techmation Co Ltd (SS: 603015 ) added 10.05% or 0.780 points to end at 8.540 and Riyue Heavy Industry Co Ltd (SS: 603218 ) was up 10.01% or 1.920 points to 21.100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Jien Nickel (SS: 600432 ), which lost 10.06% or 0.360 points to trade at 3.220 in late trade. Shenji Group Kunming Machine Tool Co Ltd (SS: 600806 ) declined 9.91% or 0.340 points to end at 3.090 and Jason Furniture Hangzhou Co Ltd (SS: 603816 ) shed 6.18% or 4.680 points to 71.000.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Beijing Shunxin Agriculture Co Ltd (SZ: 000860 ) which rose 9.43% to 37.25, Shandong Himile Mechanical Science & Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002595 ) which was up 7.83% to settle at 16.52 and Sansteel MinGuang Co Ltd Fujian (SZ: 002110 ) which gained 5.66% to close at 16.05.

The worst performers were Juli Sling Co Ltd (SZ: 002342 ) which was down 7.31% to 4.69 in late trade, Guangzhou Haige Communications Group Incorporated Co (SZ: 002465 ) which lost 7.28% to settle at 8.91 and Beijing Sinnet Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 300383 ) which was down 6.43% to 13.24 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 964 to 365 and 54 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 18.59 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1302.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.39% or 0.25 to hit $64.98 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.44 to trade at $75.80 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.03% to 6.3900, while EUR/CNY rose 0.46% to 7.5556.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.29.

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