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Liquidity, economy concerns put China shares out of weekly global rally

China stocks ended the week little changed on Friday, bucking a global equity rally as investors worried about tightening liquidity and conflicting signals on the health of the world’s second-largest economy.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.3 per cent to 3,486.51 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 per cent to 3,105.54.

For the week, the CSI300 inched up 0.2 per cent, while the SSEC slipped 0.1 per cent.

Over the weekend, the securities regulator published rules aimed at preventing major shareholders of listed companies from reducing their holdings in an “intensive, massive and disorderly” manner that “disturbed market order and dented investor confidence”.

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