China stocks open flat ahead of quarterly GDP data
SHANGHAI Jan 19 (Reuters) - China major stock indexes opened little changed on Tuesday ahead of the release of quarterly GDP data which is expected to point to the weakest economic growth in nearly seven years.
On Monday, sources told Reuters that the embattled head of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Xiao Gang has offered to resign.
The CSI300 index fell 0.1 percent to 3,126.64 points by 0130 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 percent to 2,910.12 points.
China CSI300 stock index futures for February fell 0.2 percent, to 3,046.8, 79.84 points below the current value of the underlying index.
The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.4 percent, to 19,308.28 points. (Samue Shen and Pete Sweeney; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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