Shanghai Stock Exchange

China's main stock got off to another bad start this week, continuing to sharp falls seen in the first week of trading in 2016.

The Shanghai Composite index fell 5.33% to 3,016.7 points on Monday.

Trading was suspended for a day on two separate occasions last week as a system designed to prevent volatility was kicked in when shares dropped in a single day.

However, regulators removed the system on Friday, which prompted somewhat of a fightback with shares growing 2% - although they were still 10% down on the start of the week.

Weak inflation figures also did little to boost investor confidence. Consumer inflation in China was 1.6% in December, up just 0.1 percentage point on November's result.