China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.26%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.26%
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Investing.com – China equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Life Insurance , Media and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.26%, while the SZSE Component index declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Jinzhou Port Co Ltd A (SS: 600190 ), which rose 10.07% or 0.280 points to trade at 3.060 at the close. Pengqi Technology Development Co Ltd A (SS: 600614 ) added 10.06% or 0.530 points to end at 5.800 and Holsin Engineering Consulting Group Co Ltd (SS: 603909 ) was up 10.02% or 2.610 points to 28.670 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wuxi New Hongtai Electrical Technology Co Ltd (SS: 603016 ), which lost 9.98% or 2.440 points to trade at 22.010 in late trade. Pengqi Technology Development Co Ltd B (SS: 900907 ) declined 9.82% or 0.054 points to end at 0.496 and BTG Hotels Group Co Ltd (SS: 600258 ) shed 7.18% or 1.090 points to 14.100.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were JPMF Guangdong Co Ltd (SZ: 002600 ) which rose 10.12% to 2.83, Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co Ltd (SZ: 002681 ) which was up 10.05% to settle at 4.16 and Suzhou Victory Precision Manufacture Co Ltd (SZ: 002426 ) which gained 10.00% to close at 2.64.

The worst performers were Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co Ltd (SZ: 002129 ) which was down 7.25% to 7.04 in late trade, Chenzhou Jingui Silver Industry Co Ltd (SZ: 002716 ) which lost 5.73% to settle at 6.75 and Inner Mongolia Xingye Mining Co Ltd (SZ: 000426 ) which was down 5.26% to 6.13 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 831 to 563 and 86 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was down 0.80% to 24.83 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.53% or 6.80 to $1283.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $48.59 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.12 to trade at $57.45 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.10% to 6.8577, while EUR/CNY fell 0.15% to 7.8483.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.455.

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