China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.44%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology Hardware & Equipment , Electricity and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.44%, while the SZSE Component index declined 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Hainan Haiqi Transportation Group Co Ltd (SS: 603069 ), which rose 10.02% or 1.040 points to trade at 11.420 at the close. TongLing Zonfa Trinity Technology Co Ltd (SS: 600520 ) added 10.01% or 1.81 points to end at 19.89 and Hna Innovation Hainan Co Ltd A (SS: 600555 ) was up 9.92% or 0.52 points to 5.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shanghai Baosight Software Co Ltd A (SS: 600845 ), which lost 6.91% or 1.920 points to trade at 25.870 in late trade. Wuxi Hongsheng Heat Exchanger Manufacturing Co Ltd (SS: 603090 ) declined 5.92% or 1.210 points to end at 19.220 and Shanghai Chengdi Construction Corp Ltd (SS: 603887 ) shed 5.90% or 1.810 points to 28.890.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Xinjiang Beixin Road&Bridge Group Co Ltd (SZ: 002307 ) which rose 9.97% to 7.06, Xian International Medical Investment Co Ltd (SZ: 000516 ) which was up 9.09% to settle at 6.00 and Shenzhen Capchem Tech (SZ: 300037 ) which gained 6.85% to close at 23.23.

The worst performers were Beijing Orient Landscape Co Ltd (SZ: 002310 ) which was down 8.74% to 15.03 in late trade, Shenwu Environmental Tech (SZ: 300156 ) which lost 7.60% to settle at 9.00 and Shanxi Baiyuan Trousers Chain Management Co Ltd (SZ: 002640 ) which was down 5.62% to 18.31 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 772 to 524 and 80 ended unchanged on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The CBOE China Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was up 6.58% to 21.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.52% or 6.70 to $1296.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.40% or 0.29 to hit $71.55 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.39 to trade at $79.41 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.04% to 6.3870, while EUR/CNY rose 0.25% to 7.4906.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 93.72.

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