The Mainland China equity market finished session higher on Monday, 08 January 2018, with shares of realty players being notable gains after real estate firms as major developers reported stellar 2017 sales. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 18.25 points or 0.54% at 3,410.00.
The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 0.22%, or 4.18 points, to 1,945.98, while the Nasdaq-style ChiNext added 0.26%, or 4.74 points, to 1,806.16. The CSI 300 - which tracks the large caps listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen - was up 0.52%, or 21.41 points, to 4,160.16, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.47%, the consumer staples sector up 1.12%, the real estate index up 3.33% and healthcare sub-index up 0.58%.
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