(Yicai Global) April 12 -- China's mainland stock markets started the day nearly unchanged, as investors continued to digest yesterday's slump caused by inflation woes and awaited today's release of new trade data.
The Shanghai Composite Index fell nearly 0.2 percent. at the open, the Shenzhen Component Index declined 0.2 percent. The ChiNext Index, which tracks growth enterprises in Shenzhen, rose 0.1 percent.
China's customs is scheduled to release trade data for March today, which may also have kept investors on their toes. A group of 21 chief economists surveyed by Yicai Global earlier suggested that China's trade surplus will rise 41 percent from the previous month to USD5.8 billion in March.
The stock markets experienced relatively heavy selling yesterday, as inflation worries prompted investors to lock in their recent trading profits.
Editor: Emmi Laine