(Yicai Global) Aug.18 -- China’s three main indexes all closed higher today despite dipping earlier in the day, with agricultural stocks leading the gainers in the last furlong.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.36 percent to 3,451.09 with a trading volume of CNY493 billion (USD71 billion), while the Shenzhen Component Index grew 0.19 percent to 13,768.17 on CNY597 million (USD86 million) in turnover. The ChiNext, which tracks growth enterprises listed in Shenzhen, climbed 0.17 percent to 2,701.06.
The food processing and gold sectors were also among the biggest winners, while chips and airlines were the worst performers.
Editor: Ben Armour