China stocks lower at close of trade; Shanghai Composite down 5.22%

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Investing.com – China stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Shanghai, the lost 5.22% to hit a new 3-years low, while the index lost 6.07%.

The best performers of the session on the were Gangtai Holdin (SS:), which rose 10.05% or 0.370 points to trade at 4.050 at the close. Meanwhile, Hengtong Logistics Co Ltd (SS:) added 10.02% or 1.32 points to end at 14.49 and Sichuan Golden Summit Group Joint Stock Co Ltd (SS:) was up 9.97% or 0.590 points to 6.510 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Anhui Wanwei Updated High-tech Material Industry Co Ltd (SS:), which fell 10.15% or 0.270 points to trade at 2.390 at the close. Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Co Ltd (SS:) declined 10.14% or 0.290 points to end at 2.570 and Chongqing Dima Industry Co Ltd (SS:) was down 10.14% or 0.290 points to 2.570.

The top performers on the SZSE Component were Beihai Yinhe Industry Investment Co Ltd (SZ:) which rose 3.36% to 4.31, Jiangsu Shagang Co Ltd (SZ:) which was unchanged 0.00% to settle at 33.00 and Guangdong Homa Appliances Co Ltd (SZ:) which unchanged 0.00% to close at 20.10.

The worst performers were Guangdong Advertising Co Ltd (SZ:) which was down 10.14% to 2.57 in late trade, Tianjin Chase Sun Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ:) which lost 10.12% to settle at 3.11 and Goldleaf Jewelry Co Ltd (SZ:) which was down 10.10% to 2.58 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Shanghai Stock Exchange by 1434 to 21 and 5 ended unchanged.

Shares in Anhui Wanwei Updated High-tech Material Industry Co Ltd (SS:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 10.15% or 0.270 to 2.390. Shares in Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Co Ltd (SS:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 10.14% or 0.290 to 2.570. Shares in Chongqing Dima Industry Co Ltd (SS:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 10.14% or 0.290 to 2.570. Shares in Guangdong Advertising Co Ltd (SZ:) fell to 5-year lows; down 10.14% or 0.29 to 2.57. Shares in Tianjin Chase Sun Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (SZ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 10.12% or 0.35 to 3.11. Shares in Goldleaf Jewelry Co Ltd (SZ:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 10.10% or 0.29 to 2.58.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Shanghai Composite options, was unchanged 0.00% to 28.81 a new 6-months high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 7.80 to $1201.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.81% or 0.59 to hit $72.58 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.70 to trade at $82.39 a barrel.

USD/CNY was up 0.03% to 6.9266, while EUR/CNY rose 0.32% to 8.0006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 95.01.

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