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Hong Kong: Shares end 2% lower on broad sell-off

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished sharply down on Friday as investors took profits across various sectors following the best day for local equities since early October on Thursday.

The Hang Seng index fell 2.2 per cent, to 22,396.14, while the China Enterprises Index lost 2.2 per cent, to 10,181.47 points.

For the week, the index was down 2.1 per cent.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 2.1 billion shares.

REUTERS