China shares erase losses, rise on property strength

HONG KONG, March 6 Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:03am EST

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HONG KONG, March 6 (Reuters) - China shares ended higher on Thursday, erasing early losses on strength in property stocks as investors cheered news reports that raised hopes steps will be taken to limit mainland home-price declines.

The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 0.3 percent at 2,059.6 points, while the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.5 percent. (Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Richard Borsuk)