SHANGHAI :
Gains on China's Stock Market Widened in Morning Session
Liao Shumin
DATE:  Mar 15 2019
/ SOURCE:  yicai

(Yicai Global) March 15 -- The three benchmark indexes of China's stock market recovered from yesterday's fall opening higher this morning and the gains continued to the lunch break.

The Shanghai Composite Index closed nearly 1.54 percent higher for lunch at 3,036.76 points with a turnover of CNY211 billion (USD31.5 billion), having opened 0.34 percent higher.

The Shenzhen Component Index climbed 1.98 percent over the morning to 9,604.41 with CNY243.6 billion changing hands, after opening 0.72 percent higher.

The ChiNext Price Index, which tracks growth enterprises in Shenzhen, increased almost 1.55 percent to 1,675.71, with CNY168.3 billion swapped. It opened 1.07 percent higher.

The accommodation and catering industry led the gains, increasing 4.75 percent while real estate and non-banking financial stocks also performed well, expanding 3.89% and 2.87%, respectively.

Editor: William Clegg

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