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Hong Kong: Shares close down, braced for US jobs data

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 16:22
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A man walks past a panel displaying figures of China stock indexes and Hang Seng Index at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China in this Sept 2, 2015.

[SHANGHAI] Hong Kong shares ended down on Friday in sympathy with other Asian shares, as investors braced for US employment data that is expected to bolster the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase as early as next month.

The Hang Seng index fell 0.8 per cent, to 22,867.33, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.6 per cent, to 10,555.97 points The Hang Seng was up 1.05 per cent on the week.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.4 billion shares.

REUTERS