China stocks claw back losses, rise for 10th session
SHANGHAI, March 24 (Reuters) - China stocks clawed back sharp early losses to post their 10th straight daily gain on Tuesday as investors took advantage of a sharp intra-day correction to buy shares, convinced that the bull market isn't over yet.
Major indexes dived over 2 percent in morning trade after a private survey showed Chinese industrial activity unexpectedly contracted in March, but they later rebounded as the price drop attracted bargain hunters.
Policymakers are widely expected to roll out more easing measures to avert a sharper economic downturn, including liquidity injections which could further buoy the stock market.
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen ended up 0.02 percent at 3,973.05 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.1 percent, to 3,691.41 points.
Trading volume hit a three-month high.
Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were Agricultural Bank Of China, up 3.3 percent to 3.74 yuan; Bank Of China, up 0.2 percent to 4.44 yuan and Zijin Mining , up 10.0 percent to 4.40 yuan.
In Shenzhen, BOE Technology, up 5.0 percent to 4.24 yuan; and CHINESE TOWN, up 10.0 percent to 9.54 yuan were among the most actively traded.
Total volume of A shares traded in Shanghai was 63.8 billion shares, while Shenzhen volume was 39.0 billion shares. (Reporting by Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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