China's indices fall amid low expectations on trade talks

China's stock indices fell back on Monday amid low investor expectations that the US-China trading meeting in Shanghai will end the tariff war and amid concerns over an economic slowdown. 

The CSI300 index, which brings together the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen, ended down 0.11%, while the Shanghai index fell 0.12%. 

China's industrial profits have been declining since the second half of 2018 as the economy slows and trade disputes with the US intensify, with many companies delaying business decisions and reducing investment. 

US and Chinese trade negotiators will be heading to Shanghai this week for the first face-to-face talks since last month's truce, but expectations for advancement are low. 

Post: Marina Carvejani 
Author: Reuters 
Source: Agrolink