Disappointing industrial performance keeps weighing on China’s stock markets


China shares fell on Wednesday as weak industrial profit data highlighted growing strains on the economy, outweighing U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark that an initial trade deal with Beijing was near.

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.1% to 2,903.19 and the blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.4%, while...