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GUOSEN Closing Bell (May 18)

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Sales Trader, International Business Division

MARKET

In the PM session, market decreased steadily. Till market end, Shanghai Index was still above the Friday level, but Shenzhen Index dropped below that level. In the PM session, Non-Ferrous Metal and Agriculture led the gain. Electronic and Communication led the fall. In total, both markets traded 731.80 billion RMB, up 16.73%.

OpenClose% Change(bn yuan)
Shanghai2880.712868.46-0.07246.88
Shenzhen11013.1610964.890.03380.06
CSI 3003941.133912.82-0.32153.30
ChiNext2128.882124.310.31129.84
SectorTop 1Led byTop 2Led by
Upward-leadingNon-Ferrous Metal600459Agriculture002772
Downward-leadingElectronic300782Communication002104

NEWS

*China Chipmaker SMIC Raises $2.25 Billion From State-Owned Funds

China’s leading chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has secured financing worth $2.25 billion from two state-owned funds to sharply boost capacity at its main Shanghai operation, the company said on Friday.

*China Hits Back at New U.S. Restrictions on Huawei

China’s commerce ministry said Sunday that the U.S. needed to immediately stop its “wrong actions” and it would take “all necessary measures” to defend Chinese companies’ legal rights in response to a U.S. move to further restrict the ability of blacklisted Chinese tech giant Huawei to develop semiconductors using American technology.

*U.S.-China Fight Over Chip Kingpin Rattles Tech Industry

Since its founding more than three decades ago, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has built its business by working behind the scenes to make customers like Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. shine. Now the low-profile chipmaker has landed squarely in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war, an incalculably valuable asset that both sides are vying to control.

*Ant Financial Invests $73.5 Million in Myanmar Mobile Payment Firm

Alipay operator Ant Financial Services Group will invest $73.5 million in Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) — a mobile payments joint venture between Telenor Group and the Yoma group — as part of a strategic partnership to promote financial inclusion in Myanmar.

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