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China stocks slide despite calming words from policymakers

Securities regulator considering circuit breaker for stock indexes

The Shanghai Futures Exchange, one of the world's top metals bourses, is from Tuesday charging fees for closing nickel positions on the same day they are opened, part of a series of measures by China to curb speculation in futures markets.


ATTEMPTS by Chinese policymakers and regulators to soothe the country's jittery markets with promises of financial market reforms and assurances that the economy is stabilising had limited impact on Monday, with stocks tumbling in late trade.

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