China stocks fall as brokerages resume short-selling business
SHANGHAI, March 24 (Reuters) - China's major stock indexes fell on Thursday after state media reported 35 domestic brokerages have resumed short-selling business after a long hiatus.
The CSI300 index was down 0.8 percent at 3,211.50 points by 0126 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,986.80.
China CSI300 stock index futures for April rose 0.2 percent, to 3,196, -15.50 points below the current value of the underlying index.
The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 0.8 percent at 20,450.69. (Reporting by Pete Sweeney)
© Thomson Reuters 2016 All rights reserved.