China stock markets depressed on disappointing industry performance


China stocks ended lower on Thursday as record-high factory gate inflation data amid weak demand in September stoked worries over the trajectory of monetary policy support.

The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.1% lower at 3,558.28 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.54% to 4,913.61 points.

The financial sector sub-index ended lower...