China’s stocks fell for a third day, sending the benchmark index toward a weekly decline, before data this weekend that will likely show a continued slowdown in industrial production and fixed-asset investment.

The Shanghai Composite Index slid 1.1 percent at 9:31 a.m. local time. The benchmark gauge slumped on Thursday amid signs state funds didn’t intervene to prop up equities, a reversal of the pattern seen this week. Technology, energy and financial shares led declines on Friday.

Source: Bloomberg