March 20, 2019, 19:32

Chinese Major Stock Exchanges Slightly Decrease Amid Upcoming US Iran Sanctions

Chinese Major Stock Exchanges Slightly Decrease Amid Upcoming US Iran Sanctions

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Chinese major stock exchanges opened on Monday with a slight decrease amid the looming introduction of the new package of US sanctions against Iran, according to the trading data.

As of 9:28 a.m. local time (01:28 GMT), the Shanghai Composite Index of the Shanghai Stock Exchange dropped by 0.41 percent to 2,665.43 points, while the Shenzhen Component Index of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange dropped by 0.45 percent to 7,831.82 points, and the Hang Seng Index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange decreased by 1.65 percent to 26,050.34 points.

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In May, Trump announced Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement and subsequent reinstatement of sanctions that had previously been lifted under the deal. The first round of sanctions against Iran took effect in August.

Later on Monday, the second batch of US restrictions against Iran, is set to come into effect, targeting the country’s oil exports.

Source: sputniknews.com

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