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Shanghai Stocks Close Down On Final Day Of 2015

Shanghai Stocks Close Down On Final Day Of 2015

Shanghai, Dec 31, 2015 (AFP) – Shanghai stocks finished a volatile 2015 on a sour note, sliding almost one percent on the final day of trading Thursday, but still jumped almost 10 percent over the year.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.94 percent, or 33.70 points, to 3,539.18, gaining 9.41 percent in the past 12 months.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, dropped 1.80 percent, or 42.44 points, to 2,308.91 — surging 63.15 percent during the year, making it one of the world’s best performing markets.