China Blue-Chips End Higher as Industrials, Financials Gain

SHANGHAI — China’s blue-chip stock index ended higher on Thursday as gains in industrial and financial sectors offset weakness in consumer staples firms, while energy shares rose thanks to strong oil and coal prices. ** At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.75% at 3,675.02 points. ** The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.58%, overcoming small losses earlier in the day. Read More