ANL 22.33 Decreased By ▼ -1.86 (-7.69%)
ASC 14.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-3.95%)
ASL 23.65 Increased By ▲ 1.65 (7.5%)
BOP 8.28 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.66%)
BYCO 8.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.31 (-3.66%)
FCCL 17.97 Increased By ▲ 0.57 (3.28%)
FFBL 23.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.74 (-3.06%)
FFL 16.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.80 (-4.73%)
FNEL 7.97 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-2.21%)
GGGL 19.40 Decreased By ▼ -1.29 (-6.23%)
GGL 41.74 Increased By ▲ 0.21 (0.51%)
HUMNL 6.34 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-3.21%)
JSCL 19.37 Decreased By ▼ -0.76 (-3.78%)
KAPCO 37.18 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-0.85%)
KEL 3.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.85%)
MDTL 2.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.25 (-8.47%)
MLCF 34.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.17%)
NETSOL 139.30 Decreased By ▼ -5.55 (-3.83%)
PACE 5.12 Decreased By ▼ -0.85 (-14.24%)
PAEL 28.35 Decreased By ▼ -1.74 (-5.78%)
PIBTL 8.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.27 (-2.94%)
POWER 7.30 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-3.95%)
PRL 18.30 Decreased By ▼ -0.95 (-4.94%)
PTC 10.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.19%)
SILK 1.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-6.79%)
SNGP 45.30 Increased By ▲ 1.80 (4.14%)
TELE 20.41 Decreased By ▼ -1.59 (-7.23%)
TRG 169.50 Decreased By ▼ -1.00 (-0.59%)
UNITY 33.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.89 (-2.62%)
WTL 2.96 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-4.21%)
BR100 4,822 Decreased By ▼ -36.54 (-0.75%)
BR30 23,477 Decreased By ▼ -388.55 (-1.63%)
KSE100 45,597 Decreased By ▼ -411.61 (-0.89%)
KSE30 18,029 Decreased By ▼ -149.92 (-0.82%)

Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,374
4724hr
Pakistan Cases
1,230,238
2,33324hr
4.56% positivity
Sindh
452,267
Punjab
424,701
Balochistan
32,796
Islamabad
104,472
KPK
171,874
Markets

China stocks end lower as Apple warning raises economic impact fears

The blue-chip CSI300 index closed 0.5pc lower, with its financial sector sub-index shedding 1pc. The yuan was
18 Feb 2020
  • The blue-chip CSI300 index closed 0.5pc lower, with its financial sector sub-index shedding 1pc.
  • The yuan was quoted at 7.0025 per U.S. dollar, 0.31pc weaker than the previous close of 6.9813.
  • The largest percentage losers were Jiangsu Boxin Investing & Holdings Co Ltd down 10.01pc and Sino-Agri Leading Biosciences Co Ltd losing 8.26pc.

SINGAPORE: China's blue-chip stocks ended lower on Tuesday as Apple warned that it was unlikely to meet its March quarter sales forecast as the coronavirus slowed production and weakened demand in China.

The blue-chip CSI300 index closed 0.5pc lower, with its financial sector sub-index shedding 1pc. The Shanghai Composite index was flat at 2,984.97.

Manufacturing facilities in China that produce Apple's iPhone and other electronics have begun to reopen, but they are ramping up more slowly than expected, Apple said. That will mean fewer iPhones available for sale around the world.

The number of new cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January, but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads. South Korea has announced an economic emergency.

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China's various industries will mainly show up in February, a vice chairman of the country's state assets regulator said, as containment measures disrupt production and supply chains.

Bohai Securities warned that policymakers would be constrained by the risk of inflation.

This comes on the heels of a recent rally after investors bet on policy support.

After a broad-based rally on Monday, it's very likely that performance of stocks in different industries would vary, the brokerage said in its note.

The tech-heavy start-up board index ChiNextP extended its climb to end 1.1pc higher, a more than three-year high. Investors expect China's continued stimulus to benefit those firms more.

Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index was weaker by 1.04pc, while Japan's Nikkei index  closed down 1.4pc.

At 0720 GMT, the yuan was quoted at 7.0025 per U.S. dollar, 0.31pc weaker than the previous close of 6.9813.

Among shares, the largest percentage gainers on the main Shanghai Composite index were Shandong Jinjing Science & Technology Stock Co Ltd, up 10.1pc, and Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd, gaining 10.06pc.

The largest percentage losers were Jiangsu Boxin Investing & Holdings Co Ltd down 10.01pc and Sino-Agri Leading Biosciences Co Ltd losing 8.26pc.

Comments

Comments are closed.