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09 July 2012

What happened?

China’s A share markets gained over the week to Friday July 6. This was largely thanks to the sharp rise in prices that took place on Friday itself, following the announcement by the People’s Bank of China of a cut in interest rates (and further liberalisation of the rates at which the country’s commercial banks can lend). The announcement was unexpected, and marked the second move by the central bank to ease policy in the space of a month. Over the week as a whole, the SZSE Component and the CSI 300 indices gained by 2.00% and 0.45% respectively. The SSE Composite index slipped by 0.08%. Most of the Shenyin & Wanguo (SW) sector indices gained during the week. 

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