Shanghai (-1.7%) suffers its biggest decline in weeks, hit by a string of poor earnings reports....

|By:, SA News Editor

Shanghai (-1.7%) suffers its biggest decline in weeks, hit by a string of poor earnings reports. Baotou Rare-Earth -7% as it cuts output amidst declines in rare-earth prices. (MCP -1.2% premarket). Maanshan Steel -4.4% after posting a loss that doubled consensus estimates. The country's largest maker of flat panel TVs - Hisense Electric - down 10%, hit by the mix of higher panel costs and lower finished product prices.