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Chinese stock markets halted after tumbling 7% in 1st 2016 session, dragging Europe down

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Trading was suspended on Chinese markets after stocks tumbled 7 percent in the first trading of the year, triggering the new “circuit breaker” system limiting volatility, which was introduced in December. The fall from Asia led to a slump in European stocks as well. The 15-minute suspension happened about 90 minutes before market’s regular closure and followed a brief 15-minute halt early in... 

US stocks lose $2.2 trillion in six days

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Asian stocks take heart from a sharp rebound in US shares, breaking a six-day losing streak which plunged global markets into mayhem. The turnaround came after carnage on global markets which shaved $2.2 trillion off US stocks, with China being at the epicenter of the financial tremors. China’s Shanghai Composite Index on Thursday rose 2.2% to reclaim the critical 3,000 mark. The benchmark’s steep... 

China's stock market bounces back, after government steps in to stop huge slide

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Chinese stock indexes rebounded Thursday. The Shanghai Composite added about 6 percent after the securities regulator made a bold move and stopped shareholders with more than a five percent stake in a listed company selling their stocks for six months. The Shanghai Composite Index closed 5.8 percent higher on Thursday and in Hong Kong the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index saw its biggest rise since... 
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