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What We Read Today 20 January 2015

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China shares end down 7.7%, biggest fall in six years (AFP, The Business Times)  The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 260.15 points to 3,116.35 (- 7.70%) on turnover of 409.9 billion yuan (Singapore $87.6 billion, U.S. $70.1 billion), after falling as much as 8.33% at one point. The sell-off was precipitated by a crackdown by regulators on several brokerages for violating regulations concerning marhins.   The decline was the biggest since 10 June 10 2008, when the index closed down 7.73%.  See following chart from Investing.com.  TheShanghai composite is now up more than 40% since 26 October 2014.  Before the sell-off it had been up 47.58%.

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