Hong Kong Shares Fall, Eyes on China and Coming Data

Hong Kong shares fell on Thursday, tracking a slide in China stocks as some investors awaited direction from coming economic data and others remained wary of the mainland market in spite of government support.

The Hang Seng index slid 0.6 percent, to 24,375.28, its lowest close since July 27, while the China Enterprises Index fell 0.3 percent to 11,093.27 points.

Investors were awaiting hints on direction from further Chinese government measures and earnings reports from major companies.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.0 billion shares.

Source : Reuters

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