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China: Shares close heavily down

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Chinese shares closed heavily down Monday after a rollercoaster ride, despite a surprise interest rate cut at the weekend.

[SHANGHAI] Chinese shares closed heavily down Monday after a rollercoaster ride, despite a surprise interest rate cut at the weekend.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dived 3.34 per cent, or 139.84 points, to 4,053.03 on turnover of 904.2 billion yuan ($147.8 billion), having been as much as 7.58 per cent down.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, plummeted 6.06 per cent, or 151.56 points, to 2,351.40 on turnover of 631.2 billion yuan.

AFP

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