1st LD-Writethru: Chinese shares close lower Friday
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shares closed lower Friday, with the financial sector leading the decline.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.39 percent to close at 2,598.87 points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.64 percent lower at 7,648.55 points.
Combined turnover on the two bourses stood at 274.29 billion yuan (about 39.56 billion U.S. dollars), down from 296.58 billion yuan the previous trading day.
Financial shares, shares of commercial banks, in particula ...