HONG KONG Nov 8 Chinese shares fell the most in
almost two weeks on Thursday, tracking an Asia-wide drop in
riskier assets, with energy stocks the biggest losers after oil
prices dived 4 percent overnight.
The CSI300 Index of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen
listings closed down 1.8 percent at 2,245.4, suffering a
fourth-straight loss. The Shanghai Composite Index lost
Thursday's losses were the worst since Oct. 26.
The fall came as Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed reforms
to make the currency and interest more market-based, boost
overseas investments and plough more state funds into industry
as part of plans to keep GDP on track to double in size by 2020,
in remarks prepared for delivery at the Communist Party Congress
(Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)