By Jonathan Davies

Shares in China continued a spell of strong growth on Friday in a dramatic week of volatile trading.

Following huge falls on Wednesday, dubbed 'Black Wednesday' by analysts, the Shanghai Composite rose 5.76% on Thursday and a further 4.8% on Friday.

It comes as government measures to support stock prices begins to take effect. The Chinese government has taken steps to ban so-called 'short-selling'. It also allowed state-owned pension funds to buy shares.