The China CleanTech Index underperformed two of its four benchmarks for the month of August 2015 and recorded a loss of 10.3%. This was driven by big losses across all Chinese stocks due to the volatile Shanghai stock exchange.
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The best performing sub-indices for the month were the China Hydro Index with a 6.5% gain and the China Wind Index with an 4.6% gain. The two weakest sub-indices through October were the China Environment Index and the China Waste Index that both recorded losses of 2.5%.
The China CleanTech Index rose from 46.8 to 47.8 over the month of September recording a 2.0% gain. This compared to the NEX loss of 6.6%, the CTIUS loss of 6.9%, the Shanghai Composite gain of 6.6% and the MSCI loss of 2.9%. The China CleanTech 20 recorded a 1.9% loss.
The best performing sub-indices for the month were the China Efficiency Index with a 13.0% gain and the China Storage Index with an 11.6% gain. The two weakest sub-indices through August were the China Waste Index which recorded a gain of only 4.5% and the China Water Index recording a gain of 5.5%.
The China CleanTech Index rose strongly in May 2013 to continue its strong performance for the year. Over the month, the Index outperformed all but one of its four benchmarks.