U.S.-listed Chinese firms trade lower

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded lower on Thursday with all the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P U.S. Listed China 50 index ending the day on a downbeat note.

Shares of Li Auto and NIO plunged 12.34 percent and 7.92 percent, respectively, leading the losses in the top 10 stocks.

Shares of BeiGene and Trip.com Group went down 2.72 percent and 2.58 percent, respectively, also among the worst performers in the top 10 stocks.

U.S. stocks sank on Thursday as Wall Street anxiously awaited the September U.S. jobs report slated for release on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 346.93 points, or 1.15 percent, to 29,926.94. The S&P 500 was down 38.76 points, or 1.02 percent, to 3,744.52. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 75.33 points, or 0.68 percent, to 11,073.31.

The Cboe Volatility Index, widely considered as the best fear gauge in the stock market, surged 6.9 percent to 30.52.

As of Wednesday, the S&P U.S. Listed China 50 index, which is designed to track the performance of the 50 largest Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges by total market cap, stood at 2,514.08, marking a 5.46-percent increase for the month-to-date returns and a 15.59-percent loss for the year-to-date returns.

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