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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Chinese Stocks Have Lost More Than $6.3-T Since 2021 Peak

Chinese stocks just capped another dismal week, with mainland firms listed in Hong Kong languishing at the bottom of the global equity index rankings for the year so far, Abhishek Vishnoi and Charlotte Yang reporting for Fortune.

The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index has already lost 11% in 2024.

Grim milestones have kept piling up in recent days: Tokyo has overtaken Shanghai as Asia’s biggest equity market, while India’s valuation premium over China has hit a record.

Locally, a meltdown in Chinese shares is wreaking havoc on the nation’s asset management industry, pushing mutual fund closures to a five-year high. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index has already lost 11% in 2024.

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The Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index slipped as much as 2.2% at the start of US trading Friday, extending losses to a fifth consecutive day, Sangmi Cha, April Ma, and Hideyuki Sano also reported for Fortune. Carmen Reinicke, and Cristin Flanagan.

In all, some $6.3 trillion has been wiped out from the market value of Chinese and Hong Kong stocks since a peak reached in 2021, underscoring the challenge that Beijing faces as it seeks to arrest a decline in investor confidence.

Business: Business men in suite and tie in a work meeting in the office located in the financial district.

Authorities have ruled out the use of massive stimulus to revive the flagging economy, leaving traders wondering when things will improve.

“What we are seeing this year so far really is a continuation of what we saw last year,” John Lin, AllianceBernstein’s chief investment officer of China equities, told Bloomberg Television.

Market & economy: Market economist in suit and tie reading reports and analysing charts in the office located in the financial district.

“These squeezing-the-toothpaste type of stimulus policies so far haven’t been able to turn around the underlying bottom-up fundamentals of areas like the property sector,” Carmen Reinicke and Cristin Flanagan reported for Fortune.

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