Chinese equities rise Wednesday

Updated: 2010-07-14 16:35
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BEIJING - Chinese shares close higher Wednesday ahead of the release of second-quarter economic data, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.82 percent to end at 2,470.44 points.

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The Shenzhen Stock Index rose 0.02 percent, or 1.96 points, to 9,803.72 points.

Total turnover increased to 132.66 billion yuan ($19.57 billion), from 127.97 billion yuan on the previous trading day.

The National Bureau of Statistics is expected to release a range of economic data Thursday, including the second-quarter gross domestic product growth, the consumer price index and fixed assets investment.