China’s currency, stocks retreat modestly as hopes on state support persist


China stocks ended lower on Thursday, but losses were limited as investors expected further stimulus measures from policymakers to shield the world’s second-largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.3%, to 3,589.09, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 1% to 2,702.13 points.

Both indexes were down...