The Mainland China equity market advanced for straight eight sessions on Tuesday, 09 January 2018, with shares of consumer and healthcare sectors being notable. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 5.35 points or 0.16% at 3,414.83.
The Shenzhen Composite Index tacked on 0.3%, or 6.20 points, to 1,952.18, while the Nasdaq-style ChiNext dropped 0.1%, or 2.57 points, to 1,803.59. The blue-chip CSI300 index - which tracks the large caps listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen - increased 0.7%, or 29.14 points, to 4,189.30, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.38%, the consumer staples sector up 3.41%, the real estate index up 0.18% and healthcare sub-index up 2.43%.
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