China shares edge weaker in thin holiday trade

An investor naps while observing stock market at an exchange hall in Fuyang, Anhui Province of China.

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An investor naps while observing stock market at an exchange hall in Fuyang, Anhui Province of China.

Shares in China edged lower on Monday with regional trade thin for the holiday period.

Metal shares fell in China with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.08% at 31076.92, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index traded 0.28% lower at 21574.76.

As well, the yuan was up against the dollar after the People’s Bank of China set a stronger fixing at 6.9459 compared with 6.9463 Friday.

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