The mainland’s new “circuit breaker” will see the trading of stocks, index futures and options suspended for 15 minutes when the CSI 300 Index fluctuates by 5 per cent. Photo: AFP

Black debut as China markets suspend business after 7 per cent fall triggers circuit breaker on first trading day of 2016

Expiry of ban on share sales by major shareholders this Friday spooks investors; regional markets down on poor China data

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The mainland’s new “circuit breaker” will see the trading of stocks, index futures and options suspended for 15 minutes when the CSI 300 Index fluctuates by 5 per cent. Photo: AFP
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Xie Yu

Xie Yu

Xie Yu joined the Post in 2015. She is the chief China finance reporter, covering the economy and development of financial markets.

Enoch Yiu

Enoch Yiu

Enoch joined the Post as a business reporter in 1996. Before that, she worked at a Chinese daily newspaper for four years. She is author of two books: 'They Mean Business: 50 exclusive interviews with Hong Kong top executives' and 'Serving with Passion: stories of established catering brands in Hong Kong'.