Key bourse index ends down 0.5%

10:05, January 07, 2011      

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China's key stock index closed down 14.40 points, or 0.51 percent, from the previous close, led by Ping An Insurance (Group) of China Ltd, while the market consolidated ahead of a crucial technical level.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index finished at 2,824.2 points, continuing a mild technical correction on Wednesday after it gained 4.4 percent in the previous four sessions of trading.

A Share Index closed at 2,957.09 points, down 15.12 points, or 0.51 percent, and B Share Index close at 306.59 points, down 0.66 points, or 0.22 percent. The total turnover was 114.3 billion yuan ($17.25 billion).

Source: Global Times
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