China's stocks close down Wednesday

Updated: 2010-08-18 16:20
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BEIJING - Chinese shares closed down Wednesday after a moderate rise on the previous trading day.

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The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at 2,666.3 points, down 5.59 points, or 0.21 percent, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed flat to end at 11,282.33 points, up 0.37 points.

Combined turnover slightly rose to 244 billion yuan ($35.9 billion), up from 241.9 billion yuan on the previous trading day.

Losers outnumbered gainers by 592 to 291 in Shanghai and 646 to 428 in Shenzhen.