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Shanghai: Stocks close down 7.63%, extending rout

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:48
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Shanghai stocks closed down 7.63 per cent on Tuesday, as concerns about China's weak economy pressured shares the day after their worst daily fall since 2007 sparked panic selling around the world.

[SHANGHAI] Shanghai stocks closed down 7.63 per cent on Tuesday, as concerns about China's weak economy pressured shares the day after their worst daily fall since 2007 sparked panic selling around the world.

China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 244.94 points, to 2,964.97 on turnover of 358.7 billion yuan (S$79 billion). It fell as much as 8.16 per cent during the day.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slumped 7.09 per cent, or 133.39 points, to 1,749.07 on turnover of 288.0 billion yuan.

AFP