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Chinese stock market is the world’s worst performer in 2018

Chinese A-share ended 2018 as the world's worst performing market, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite down nearly 25 per cent for the year, the biggest one-year drop since the global financial crisis in 2008. However, analysts believe that 2019 could be much brighter for the market as the worst scenario has been priced in.

China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index started 2018 with a strong rally, surging to a peak of 3587 in late January but then took a dive, running all the way down to hit 2484 on December 27th, more than 30 per cent lower . . .

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