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Shanghai, HK: China stocks fall as brokerages resume short-selling business

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[SHANGHAI] China's major stock indexes fell on Thursday after state media reported 35 domestic brokerages have resumed short-selling business after a long hiatus.

The CSI300 index was down 0.8 per cent at 3,211.50 points by 0126 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 per cent to 2,986.80.

China CSI300 stock index futures for April rose 0.2 per cent, to 3,196, -15.50 points below the current value of the underlying index.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 0.8 per cent at 20,450.69.

REUTERS

 

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