China's stocks gained mildly on Tuesday as investors took a wait-and-see attitude ahead of a decision by the MSCI on whether it will add China's A share market to its Emerging Markets Index.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index went up 0.32% to finish 2,842.19 points. The smaller Shenzhen index closed 0.33% higher at 9,895.15 points. The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, edged up 0.18% to 2,058.31 points.
Affected by uncertainties over the MSCI decision, market sentiment was cautious, with the combined turnover on the two bourses shrinking to 412.67 billion yuan (63.49 billion U.S. dollars). Brokerages and the banking sector led the rise.