China Focus: Chinese shares end 2015 with one pct fall

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended the year of 2015 with a decline of 0.94 percent amid shrinking turnover on December 31, closing at 3,539.18 points on Thursday.

The benchmark index went up 9.41 percent in the whole year of 2015 with the peak point at 5,178.19 points seen on June 12.

In 2015, the Index recorded an over five-percent intraday rise in three trading days and a more than eight-percent fall in five trading days, according to statistics from Shanghai Securities News.

Balance of intraday margin deposits in accounts for securities trading on Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses averaged 1.15 trillion yuan at the beginning of 2015 and it climbed to as high as 3.3 trillion yuan in the middle of the year. By December 30 2015, the accumulated trading turnover on the two bourses totaled 253 trillion yuan, over three times more than that in 2014.

The number of investors traded on Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges jumped from some 71 million yuan at the beginning of the year to 98.62 million yuan by December 30.

At earlier 2015, the balance of margin financing business on the two stock markets stood at some one trillion yuan and soared to a peak of 2.2 trillion yuan within the year. It went back to a bit over one trillion yuan at the end of the year.

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