• The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.29% lower, to 18,395.4 on Friday; the S&P 500 index was down 0.16% to close at 2,169.04; the Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.13%, at 5,218.92
  • Outstanding amounts of margin financing in the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges as of August 26 decreased 2.104 billion yuan to 895.588 billion yuan, ending a four-day stretch of gains
  • PBOC will inject 60 billion yuan via its seven-day reverse repurchase operation into the financial system and 30 billion yuan via its 14-day reverse repurchase operation today. Meanwhile, maturing seven-day reverse repos will drain 110 billion yuan from the system, so a net 20 billion yuan will be drained
  • PBOC fixed the yuan’s mid price at 6.6856, 368 basis points weaker than the last fixing, and the lowest level in more than a month
  • The Shanghai index opened 0.06% lower at 9:25 Beijing time, while the Shenzhen index fell 0.03% and the ChiNext index lost 0.09%