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China stocks dive to 41-month low

(Xinhua)

08:18, August 28, 2012

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks on Monday slumped to the lowest point since March 2009, as institutional investors dumped shares amid intensified fears of an economic slowdown.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.74 percent, or 36.40 points, to close at 2,055.71. The Shenzhen Component Index closed at 8,402.15, down 2.06 percent, or 177.13 points.

Combined turnover on the two bourses shrank to 102.7 billion yuan (16.3 billion U.S. dollars) from 109.27 billion yuan on Friday.

Jitters were aroused by a number of fund investors' moves to cut their stock holdings last week as well as a new batch of shares that will conclude their lock-up period, adding more liquidity to dilute market sentiment, dealers said.


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