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Shanghai Composite Index Rallies With Rest of Asia

The Shanghai Composite Index gained 6.28 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 3,140.85 for the day. Shanghai shares managed to claw back a...

Shanghai Composite Index: Asia Rallies, but China Stocks Sputter

The Shanghai Composite Index fell 43.62 points on Monday, or 1.37 percent, to close at 3,129.53 for the day. Today’s disappointing performance puts the...

China Market News: Shanghai Composite Index Flat But Growth Jitters Mount

The Shanghai Composite Index was essentially flat today, gaining just 1.05 points to close at 3,173.15 for a gain of 0.03 percent.Yesterday the Shanghai...

IMF Boosts China Growth Forecast, But Shanghai Composite Index Posts 4th Straight Day of...

The Shanghai Composite Index fell 26.03 points today for a loss of 0.81 percent, closing at 3,170.69 in midweek trading. The Index has now...

Shanghai Composite Index, or sometimes referred to as SSE Composite or SSEC (SSE stands for Shanghai Stock Exchange), is the total of all A shares and B shares that are traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The SSEC uses a Paasche weighted formula to calculate price, which means the market capitalization is multiplied by the quotient of the base value over the base period.

The Shanghai stock exchange is one of China’s leading markets, with other significant trading at the Shenzhen stock exchange and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng. By market capitalization, the Shanghai exchange is 5th largest in the world. Along with the Shenzhen stock exchange, the Shanghai stock exchange are the two exchanged that are independently operating on mainland China. The constituents of the Shanghai stock exchange are diverse, from finance to energy companies. Some notable companies that make up the Shanghai composite include the Bank of China, PetroChina, and Tianjin Port.

The Shanghai Composite index calculates the total value of A shares and B shares, available on the stock exchange. A shares are denominated in yuan and are limited to purchase only by Chinese traders. In contrast, B shares are denominated in foreign currencies (Hong Kong Dollar for the Shenzhen and US Dollar for the Shanghai).


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