China stocks battered by deleverage moves, industrial data

viernes 27 de noviembre de 2015 00:42 GYT

* CSI300: -1.6 pct; SSEC: -1.5 pct; HSI: -1.2 pct

* China sec regulator restricts OTC swap business

* China industrial profit falls for five months in a row

SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - China shares fell over 1 percent on Friday morning, heading for their biggest one-day drop in a month, hit by fresh regulatory crackdown on leverage activities and weak industrial profit data.

The wave of bad news, which also includes regulatory probes into several big brokerages, hit already fragile market sentiment as investors brace for a fresh batch of initial public offerings that will kick off next week.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.6 percent to 3,699.40 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.5 percent, to 3,580.18 points.

The indexes are poised to fall the most in four weeks, and heading for their worst weekly performance in two months.

Mainland stocks fell across the board, with the industrial sector among the worst casualties, reflecting gloomy outlook.

The bearish sentiment spread to Hong Kong as well, knocking down the benchmark Hang Seng index by 1.2 percent to 22,211.81 points while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 2.0 percent, to 9,905.50. All main sectors in Hong Kong were in negative territory.   Continuación...