Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The Shanghai Composite Index, which tracks the bigger of China’s stock exchanges, dropped 56.09, or 1.9 percent, to 2,828.28 at the 3 p.m. close. The CSI 300 Index fell 2 percent to 3,107.18.
Agricultural companies: Cofco Tunhe Co. (600737 CH), a ketchup manufacturer, slumped 6.5 percent to 13.92 yuan. Xinjiang Talimu Agriculture Development Co. (600359 CH) tumbled 6.4 percent to 15.39 yuan.
China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, the country’s top supplier of corn, soybeans and japonica rice, said large buyers of grain and foreign-owned companies must report to the authorities every five days on the progress of their purchases in the province.
Banking stocks: China Construction Bank Corp. (601939 CH), the nation’s second-largest lender, fell 1.5 percent to 4.60 yuan. Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (601288 CH), the third largest, declined 1.1 percent to 2.62 yuan.
The China Banking Regulatory Commission said it will increase loans to the agricultural industry with an emphasis on sectors that have a supply shortage. The regulator will also strictly crack down on the use of loan funds in speculation, hoarding and artificially inflating prices.
Metal producers: Jiangxi Copper Co. (600362 CH), the top producer of the metal, slid 5.3 percent to 34.19 yuan. Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (601600 CH), the listed unit of China’s biggest maker of the lightweight metal, dropped 4.1 percent to 10.20 yuan.
Accelerating food inflation in China may be the “worst enemy” of metal prices because it will encourage the government to increase interest rates, slowing industrial production growth, Citigroup Inc. said in a report.
Property developers: China Vanke Co. (000002 CH), the country’s largest developer by market value, fell 2.1 percent to 7.92 yuan. Poly Real Estate Group Co. (600048 CH), the second biggest, dropped 2.6 percent to 11.93 yuan.
China’s property prices and volumes will drop and the real-estate sector will underperform the market, Credit Suisse Group AG said in a note.
Changlin Co. (600710 CH), a machinery and equipment maker, jumped 7 percent to 11.15 yuan. The company said it plans to sell no more than 70 million shares through a private placement for at least 10.46 yuan each.
China Shipping Development Co. (600026 CH), a unit of China’s second-biggest sea-cargo group, lost 2.6 percent to 10.25 yuan. The company said it ordered four 180,000 deadweight ton bulk vessels for a total of $212.3 million.
Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. (000625 CH), the Chinese partner of Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp., gained 3.7 percent to 11.22 yuan. Changan Automobile said it plans to invest 4.3 billion yuan ($647 million) to build a factory in Beijing that will produce 200,000 vehicles a year.
Everbright Securities Co. (601788 CH), a unit of the nation’s largest state-owned investment group, retreated 2.5 percent to 14.92 yuan. The brokerage said it’s in talks with its parent to buy a 51 percent stake in Everbright Securities (International) Co.
Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co. (002081 CH), an interior decoration company, jumped by the 10 percent daily limit to 69.91 yuan, a record since its listing in 2006. The company had its share-price estimate raised 21 percent to 85 yuan after winning a contract from Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd., Pan Jianping and Yang Tao, analysts at Citic Securities Co., wrote in a note today.
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