Chinese stocks climb 2.11% Monday

Updated: 2010-08-16 16:27
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BEIJING - Chinese shares posted widespread gains with the benchmark index up 2.11 percent on Monday, the biggest advance this month, pushed up by coal producers.

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The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at 2,661.71 points, up 55.01 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index ended at 11,164.79 points, up 278.22 points, or 2.56 percent.

Turnover sharply expanded to 244.8 billion yuan ($36.03 billion) from 175.55 billion yuan on the previous trading day.

Gainers outnumbered losers by 862 to 6 in Shanghai and 986 to 21 in Shenzhen.