China Stocks Continue Volatile Losses

The benchmark Shanghai Composite shed 4.2% at the opening bell, only to recover and lurch into positive territory by mid-day. The smaller Shenzhen Composite followed a similar pattern, opening nearly 5% lower before mounting a recovery.

The Shanghai index has now crashed roughly 40% from its June 12 peak, leaving the index with a 3% loss since January.
Beijing has acted aggressively in recent months to prop up stocks. The central bank has injected cash into the financial system and state-backed brokerages have been ordered to buy stocks, but the measures have largely failed to stem losses.

via CNN

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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