Chinese shares bounced back Monday to finish in positive territory following initial losses tied to Beijing’s weekend decision to resume domestic intial public offerings, state media reported. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.23% in the morning session but closed up 0.48% at 2,610.01 points. The Shenzhen Composite Index gained 1.09% to close at 10,182.16. Property developers led the charge, with China Vanke rising 3.21% and COFCO Property posting the maximum permitted gain of 10%. Financial institutions also performed strongly but much attention was reserved for PetroChina, which rose 1.87% to RMB13.10 (US$1.92), following the announcement of its investment in Singapore Petroleum. PetroChina was up 3% at one point during trading, which briefly took it past Exxon Mobil to become the world’s most valuable company, with a market value of US$336 billion.