Shanghai shares rebound on news of new round of US-China trade talks

Shanghai stocks rebounded yesterday after news of a new round of trade talks between China and the US lifted sentiment.

Shanghai stocks rebounded yesterday after news of a new round of trade talks between China and the US lifted sentiment.

The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.15 percent to close at 2,686.58 points. Turnover also bounced back to 112.4 billion yuan from 93.4 billion yuan on Wednesday.

The Trump administration proposed a new round of trade talks with China, raising optimism of a detente in the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries.

Stocks of 14 Shanghai-listed companies all hit the daily cap of 10 percent. 

Petroleum and petrochemical shares led gainers, with Suzhou Douson Drilling & Production Equipment Co surging by the daily limit of 10 percent while HY Energy Group Co and Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp both rose nearly 5 percent.

Shares of national defense and military firms were also among the biggest gainers. Aerospace Communications Holdings Group Co rose 6.57 percent and China Shipbuilding Industry Group Power Co added 5.84 percent.

Communication shares also rose strongly, with Tianjin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co and Hangzhou Freely Communication Co both hitting the maximum 10 percent cap.


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