China has ceded its world’s second-largest stock market title to Japan, which it took over from in 2014. Contrary to global conventions, China’s stock exchanges denote losses and declines in green, and uses the red colour to illustrate gains and advances. Photo: AFP

China’s stock exchanges cede Asia crown to Japan as investors flee Chinese equities amid trade war

Stocks are weighed down by trade war and domestic drive to reduce debt; the benchmark Shanghai index has sank 4.6pc this week

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China has ceded its world’s second-largest stock market title to Japan, which it took over from in 2014. Contrary to global conventions, China’s stock exchanges denote losses and declines in green, and uses the red colour to illustrate gains and advances. Photo: AFP
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