BOTH Chinese exchanges ended the week on a flat note, with the Credit Lyonnais Securities (Asia) Shenzhen A index finishing up 1.24 per cent. The Shenzhen A index closed the week at 3,189.81, gaining 39.14. Profit-taking before the weekend on the Shanghai A market sent the CLSA index down 132.53 points, 1.58 per cent, to end at 8,251.2. Turnover was a low 37.6 million shares. The Shanghai B market was soft on turnover less than US$1.63 million. The CLSA Shanghai B Index inched up 0.4 per cent to close the week at 1,107.56. The Shenzhen B market was also quiet on turnover less than 140,000 yuan, with the index adding 0.8 per cent to close at 1,459.04. The Shanghai A market had recorded sizeable gains during the week before the profit-takers moved in. Both Shanghai markets started off on a bullish tone, with four companies announcing better-than-expected results. Buying was heavy on the A market and sentiment spilled over to the B side for a time. While the Shanghai markets were strong, the markets in Shenzhen moved in a relatively narrow range during the week.