China's 'nifty 50' at 6-month low on weak investment data

China stocks fell on Wednesday, with the country's leading "nifty 50" stocks posting their worst day in six months, as weak investment data reinforced views that the world's second-largest economy will start to lose some momentum in coming months. Trading was thin, however, as investors awaited a likely US interest rate hike later in the session and debated whether the China's central bank would follow with a modest tightening of its own, as it did in March.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.3 per cent.

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