China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 2.18%

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China shares lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 2.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – China equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Life Insurance , Travel & Leisure and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 2.18%, while the SZSE Component index lost 2.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Shanghai Composite were Lionco Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd (SS: 603669 ), which rose 10.05% or 0.920 points to trade at 10.070 at the close. Jiangsu SINOJIT Wind Energy Technology Co Ltd (SS: 601218 ) added 10.04% or 0.230 points to end at 2.520 and ADD Industry Zhejiang Co Ltd (SS: 603089 ) was up 10.03% or 1.59 points to 17.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shanghai Greencourt Investment Group Co Ltd A (SS: 600695 ), which lost 10.05% or 0.41 points to trade at 3.67 in late trade. Beijing Qianjing Landscape Co Ltd (SS: 603778 ) declined 10.04% or 0.490 points to end at 4.390 and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (SS: 600188 ) shed 10.02% or 1.130 points to 10.150.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Beijing Thunisoft Co Ltd (SZ: 300271 ) which rose 5.83% to 13.44, Shandong Qixing Iron Tower Co Ltd (SZ: 002359 ) which was up 4.81% to settle at 9.58 and Hithink RoyalFlush Info Network (SZ: 300033 ) which gained 4.35% to close at 37.88.

The worst performers were Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt Co Ltd (SZ: 300618 ) which was down 10.00% to 72.86 in late trade, Wuliangye Yibin Co Ltd (SZ: 000858 ) which lost 10.00% to settle at 48.87 and Jiangsu Yanghe Brewery Joint-Stock Co Ltd (SZ: 002304 ) which was down 10.00% to 86.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1184 to 236 and 42 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 32.12.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1233.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.55% or 0.37 to hit $67.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.59% or 0.46 to trade at $77.16 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.17% to 6.9554, while EUR/CNY rose 0.19% to 7.9322.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.17.

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