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Hong Kong: Shares end slightly lower


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks ended marginally lower Monday following a sell-off on Wall Street, while a gauge of Chinese manufacturing indicated activity contracted in January.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 22.31 points to 24,484.74 on turnover of HK$87.17 billion (US$11.25 billion).

In mainland China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.56 per cent, or 82.06 points, to 3,128.30 on turnover of 266.8 billion yuan (US$42.7 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.63 per cent, or 9.50 points, to 1,502.89 on turnover of 189.5 billion yuan.