China stocks fall over 5 per cent, close down at lowest level since September

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Shanghai | Updated: January 11, 2016 1:48:08 PM

The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 5.0 per cent, to 3,192.45, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 5.3 per cent, to 3,016.70 points.

china stock marketThe CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 5.0 per cent, to 3,192.45, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 5.3 per cent, to 3,016.70 points. (Reuters)

 

China stocks closed down on Monday at their lowest since September, following weak inflation data over the weekend and continuing investor anxiety over the economy and the trajectory of the yuan.

The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 5.0 per cent, to 3,192.45, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 5.3 per cent, to 3,016.70 points.

Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Meiyan Jixiang , down 10.1 per cent to 6.53 yuan; Shanxi Coal , up 10.1 per cent to 5.12 yuan and Agricultural Bank of China, down 1.9 per cent to 3.10 yuan.

In Shenzhen, Hebei Steel, down 0.3 per cent to 3.62 yuan; BOE Technology, down 3.2 per cent to 2.75 yuan and Myhome, up 2.0 per cent to 5.68 yuan were among the most actively traded.

Total turnover of A shares traded in Shanghai was 26.9 billion lots, while Shenzhen volume was 26.0 billion lots.

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