Chinese shares close higher on Thursday

Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) China’s stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.53 percent at 2,781.02 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index closed 1.6 percent higher at 9,793.07 points, Xinhua news agency reported.
The ChiNext Index, which tracks China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 1.73 percent to close at 2,126.64 points.