China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.48%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Technology Hardware & Equipment and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.48%, while the SZSE Component index lost 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Hubei Zhenhua Chemical Co Ltd (SS: 603067 ), which rose 10.03% or 1.000 points to trade at 10.970 at the close. ADD Industry Zhejiang Co Ltd (SS: 603089 ) added 10.01% or 2.38 points to end at 26.16 and Hunan Copote Science Technology Co Ltd (SS: 600476 ) was up 9.99% or 1.670 points to 18.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shenji Group Kunming Machine Tool Co Ltd (SS: 600806 ), which lost 10.07% or 0.280 points to trade at 2.500 in late trade. Jien Nickel (SS: 600432 ) declined 10.00% or 0.290 points to end at 2.610 and Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Co Ltd (SS: 600069 ) shed 9.96% or 0.500 points to 4.520.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Lander Sports Development Co Ltd (SZ: 000558 ) which rose 10.11% to 5.01, Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd (SZ: 000917 ) which was up 9.97% to settle at 7.17 and Shandong Humon Smelting Co Ltd (SZ: 002237 ) which gained 4.68% to close at 11.64.

The worst performers were Hybio Pharmaceutical (SZ: 300199 ) which was down 10.01% to 16.45 in late trade, Hunan China Sun Pharma Machinery (SZ: 300216 ) which lost 10.01% to settle at 8.36 and Vtron Technologies Ltd (SZ: 002308 ) which was down 9.97% to 9.750 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 885 to 438 and 60 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 19.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.70 to $1301.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.40% or 0.26 to hit $65.48 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.55% or 0.42 to trade at $76.04 a barrel.

USD/CNY was down 0.08% to 6.4017, while EUR/CNY rose 0.29% to 7.5621.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 93.42.

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