UPDATE 5-Chinese regulator vows share support after markets tumble 8.5 pct in a day

lunes 27 de julio de 2015 13:13 GYT

* Main indexes plunge more than 8 percent

* China's securities regulator says ready to keep buying

* Spectre of a full-blown market crash revived

* More than 1,500 stocks dive by 10 pct daily limit

* State-owned margin lender repaid loans early - sources (Adds regulatory comments)

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI, July 27 (Reuters) - China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilise the stock market and avert "systemic risks", after major indices plunged more than 8 percent in the biggest one-day fall since 2007.

The securities regulator also said market authorities would deal severely with anyone engaged in the "malicious shorting of stocks", in Beijing's latest attempt to stave off a full-blown market crash.

Monday's slump, amid growing doubts about the strength of the world's second biggest economy, shattered three weeks of relative calm as a barrage of support measures helped stabilise values following a sharp sell-off that started in mid-June.   Continuación...