Stocks in China finished today's session up, despite falls in early trading. That followed big losses on Tuesday.
The Shenzhen Composite finished 2.19 per cent higher, at 2,222.05 points, while the Shanghai Composite rose 1.23 per cent to 3,794.11 points – having dipped as low as 5.3 per cent and 6.1 per cent respectively during the first hours of the session.
Stocks were hit in early trading by fears a government-led campaign to keep shares propped up was coming to an end. In recent weeks the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has injected stimulus into markets after they were hit by worries over exports and manufacturing.
The shaky session caused markets in Europe to fall as they opened. The FTSE was down 0.8 per cent at 6,474.27 points in early trading, while Germany's Dax fell 1.1 per cent to 10,796.2 points and the Cac fell 1.02 per cent to 4,920.58 points.