China stocks barely move in thin trading amid economic uncertainty

viernes 11 de septiembre de 2015 03:26 GYT

SHANGHAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - China stocks ended a directionless session with mixed performance, as investors awaited more signals for trying to judge the health of the country's economy.

China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.3 percent to 3,347.1878, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1 percent to 3,200.451.

For the week, the SSEC gained 1.3 percent and the CSI shed 0.6 percent.

The fact the indexes didn't move dramatically this week suggests the market has calmed following fresh supportive measures announced recently, including further trading restrictions on derivatives, and a proposed "circuit breaker" mechanism.

But trading remained thin, with daily volume in the CSI300 shrinking to the lowest since November, and trading in SSEC hit the lowest since February.

Small-caps outperformed blue chips.

Shenzhen's start-up board ChiNext rose 1.1 percent and the CSI500 index, which tracks China's small-caps, ended the day 0.8 percent firmer.

But the SSE50 index of China's top 50 listed companies fell 0.6 percent.

Real estate, transport and IT sectors were among the gainers. The CSI300 Health Care Index lost 1.2 percent. (Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Richard Borsuk)