Hong Kong Shares Close Down 0.45 %

Hong Kong stocks fell 0.45 percent down Thursday, while China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended on its highest close in more than three years.

The Hang Seng Index fell 107.70 points to 24,004.28 points on turnover of HK$ 72.888 billion (US$ 9.4 billion).

But in China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.00 percent, or 26.15 points, to 2,630.49 on turnover of 339.0 billion yuan ($ 55.2 billion).

The close was the highest since August 4, 2011, when the index ended at 2,684.04 points.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, rose 0.75 percent, or 10.52 points, to 1,416.18 on turnover of 270.6 billion yuan.

Source : AFP