Hong Kong shares end lower on falls in regional bourses

Hong Kong shares fell on Thursday, dragged down by weakness in regional markets, especially losses on the mainland, and as investors braced for an imminent rise in U.S. interest rates.

Chinese shares fell for a third day after the official Xinhua news agency said the country’s stock regulator would investigate the margin business of 46 companies, amid concerns share markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a crash.

The Hang Seng index fell 1.1 percent, to 24,595.85 points, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.9 percent, to 11,736.09 points.

Source : Reuters