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Shanghai Stock Indexi

Latest news and analysis about the benchmark stock indices of the Shanghai equity market, including the Shanghai Composite Index, the Shanghai A-Share Index and the Star Market for technology start-ups


  • China’s unexpected import contraction and Moody’s Investors Service decision to cut the outlook on the sovereign rating sours risk appetite
  • Official data due over the weekend may also show consumer and producer prices shrank in November, intensifying deflation concerns

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has urged Shanghai to further simplify customs procedures and liberalise financial markets to spur cross-border cargo and capital flows in the Lingang free-trade zone.

Stocks were dealt a blow on Thursday after Moody’s lowered its outlook on major Chinese lenders and insurers. China’s imports unexpectedly shrank last month. offering no help in a fragile market.


Stocks rebound from a 13-month low, snapping a three-day slump. Some companies are quickly pushing for buy-backs to help stem losses and shore up market confidence.

WuXi Biologics sank after earnings cuts while Lenovo crashed after its chairman sold some of his holding. Economic slowdown has prompted Moody’s to lower China’s rating outlook to negative, putting its A1 grade at risk.

Some leading fund managers are positioning themselves for a bull run in Chinese stocks, as they bet on a lasting economic recovery to revive confidence and appetite for equities.

Hong Kong stocks eased to a new 13-month low as concerns that more weak Chinese economic data will emerge this week, offsetting positivity from state efforts to support equities.

‘Things could get worse before getting better’, and beaten-down Chinese stocks might not be able to turn the corner soon, analysts say A private report released on Friday pointing to an unexpected expansion in manufacturing data failed to overturn the bearish mood.

Index compiler China Securities Index is making a conscious effort to increase the representation of tech firms in the CSI 300 Index. The gauge is among the worst-performing benchmarks globally this year.


Stocks fell, approaching a two-week low, before government reports this week that may show China’s struggle to revive its faltering economy. Banks led losses, while BYD tumbled on concerns about EV price war.

Stocks pared gains in week as corporate earnings so far from Hang Seng Index members trailed market projection with tech and banks among the biggest culprits.

Hong Kong stocks ended a rangebound trading day on a cautious note, with eyes on pending corporate earnings releases, but Baidu outperformed the broad market after unveiling better than expected results.

Stocks surrendered gains as mainland traders sold local shares for a second consecutive day, offsetting the positive impact of the yuan’s appreciation to a five-month high against the US dollar.

Hopes for stronger copper consumption were raised by a pledge from China’s central bank to ensure financing support for the property sector, a major consumer of industrial metals.

Hong Kong stocks rose, extending last week’s gain, after Chinese regulators said they would support financing activities by property developers, adding to optimism about a stabilisation of economic growth.

Local stocks fail to hang onto Wednesday’s big rally amid concerns about weak tech earnings. The Xi-Biden meeting in San Francisco has done little to shore up appetite for riskier assets.


Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, retreated further from its China bets by exiting EV makers Xpeng and Li Auto, and biotech firms HutchMed and BeiGene. It also dumped chip maker TSMC.


Some fund managers are keeping their bullish view on cheap Chinese stocks after months of sell-off, while reports showed weak economic recovery with the latest credit data falling short of market expectations.

China’s stocks will probably notch up mild gains in 2024, as policymakers’ efforts to spur growth will be partially offset by long-term structural challenges, particularly around debt and deflation, according to Morgan Stanley.

Hong Kong stocks posted the biggest decline in three weeks on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) muddied the outlook for corporate earnings.

The retreat of 10-year US Treasury yields from 16-year highs could prove to be a blessing for Chinese stocks as it may spur fund flows back into the US$9.6 trillion onshore market.

Elevated interest rates and geopolitical tensions will persist globally in the foreseeable future, leading money managers say, but a Hong Kong securities regulator sees opportunities in these challenges.

The city’s benchmark stock index fell before China’s inflation report due on Thursday, with forecasts pointing to deflation. CNOOC, PetroChina and Lenovo led losses, while Longfor and peer developers rallied.

Shares of CICC, Citic Securities and other Chinese brokerages rallied after the regulator proposed easing the risk controls they need to put in place and said it would support mergers and acquisitions among leading players.

Stocks extend a two-week advance as China pledges to boost imports to strengthen ties with its trade partners. Gains are broad-based, across leading technology, insurance and pharmaceutical companies.


Leveraged traders have raised their bets on Chinese stocks in one of Asia’s worst-performing major markets this year, a reflection of the hopes among some investors that there could be a rebound forthcoming.

Stocks completed a second weekly advance as China’s services sector expands. Policy support also helped lift confidence as mainland funds scooped up US$1.1 billion of Hong Kong-listed shares.