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Shanghai: Stocks down ahead of next China data release
[HONG KONG] Shanghai stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday ahead of the release of more Chinese economic data following recent weak readings on trade and inflation.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.15 per cent, or 5.49 points, to 3,635.00, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.09 per cent, or 1.90 points, to 2,211.51.
In Hong Kong the benchmark Hang Seng Index added 0.17 per cent, or 37.96 points, to 22,439.66, tracking a broadly positive lead from Wall Street.