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China blue chips end at 18-month high, buoyed by MSCI inclusion

The blue-chip CSI300 index settled up 0.9% at 3,622.88 points

Reuters  |  Shanghai 

China stocks rose on Friday to end the week higher, on signs tight liquidity is easing and with sentiment lifted by MSCI's decision to include mainland shares in a key index. The blue-chip CSI300 index settled up 0.9% at 3,622.88 points, the highest close in 18 months, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3% to 3,157.87 points. For the week, CSI300 jumped 3%, posting the best week in 2017, while the SSEC rose 1.1%. The US index provider said on Tuesday it would add 222 China-listed stocks, many of them big-cap blue chips, to its Emerging Markets Index (EMI), ...

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First Published: Fri, June 23 2017. 15:35 IST
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