Chinese stocks had some rebound on Monday, amidst their prolonged slump this year.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite index surged more than 4% - its sharpest one-day climb since since March 2016. That catapulted the index towards 7% gain over the past two days of trading. It seems the latest efforts by Chinese authorities/officials to infuse confidence about the nation’s markets and economy might have started to have some impact on investor sentiment. On Friday, China’s central bank chief Yi Gang indicated that the recent stock market rout didn't reflect macroeconomic conditions, while adding that the Chinese economy is "moving forward". He said that the government would take more measures to boost economic growth. Also President Xi Jinping on Saturday claimed to be ready to extend "unwavering" support for China's private sector amidst concerns about the economy’s decelerating growth rates in recent times.