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China Large Caps Post Worst Week This Year as State Cools Gains

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The hottest part of China’s stock market is cooling down as investors switch out of large cap shares into smaller companies.

The CSI 300 Index of some of China’s biggest companies fell 2.6 percent this week in its worst loss this year. The gauge had been the best place for a Chinese investor to put money in this year until the government signaled its concern about the pace of gains in high-flying shares like Kweichow Moutai Co. Taking the hint, money has flowed into beaten down small caps -- with the ChiNext gauge rallying 1.2 percent in the five-day period.