(Yicai Global) Dec. 12 -- Mainland Chinese stock markets opened higher this morning as insurance firms and real estate developers led the group of gainers.
The Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.07 percent to 2,926.34. The Shenzhen Component Index was at 9,862.43, up 0.1 percent. The ChiNext Price Index, which tracks growth enterprises in Shenzhen, began 0.13 percent higher at 1,720.42.
Shares of insurance companies and real estate firms edged up 0.55 and 0.51 percent in the five minutes after opening to the forefront of the gainers.
Editor: Ben Armour