The story appears on

Page A10

October 13, 2016

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Business » Finance

Shares give up 2 days of gains to close lower

SHANGHAI shares gave up two days of gains and closed lower yesterday after overseas markets performed weakly amid growing expectations of a US rate hike in December.

The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.22 percent to 3,058.5 points.

The weakening yuan also dampened market sentiment after it touched a fresh six-year low yesterday with China’s central bank easing the yuan’s reference rate for a sixth day, clouding the appeal of yuan-denominated assets.

Banks lost, with China Merchants Bank off 0.98 percent to 18.15 yuan (US$2.70) and China Construction Bank losing 0.58 percent to 5.18 yuan.

Cement makers also fell after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced a ban on expanding new output capacity until 2020.

Anhui Conch Cement Co fell 2.61 percent to 16.45 yuan.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend