Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chinese stocks jump at open after MSCI decision

SHANGHAI - Shanghai rose at the beginning of trade Wednesday after US-based index compiler MSCI agreed to include mainland-listed shares in its benchmark of emerging markets.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.29 percent, or 8.98 points, to 3,148.99, bucking a regional retreat.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 0.35 percent, or 90.77 points, to 25,752.27.