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Hong Kong: Shares fall to lowest close since September 2012

Hong Kong shares finished lower on Thursday after an afternoon sell-off in mainland China markets.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's benchmark index dropped to its lowest level in more than three years on Monday, with investors' risk appetites soured by resumed declines in oil prices plus Friday's tumbles for share prices in the United States and Europe.

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.5 per cent, to 19,237.45, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.2 per cent, to 8,134.81 points.

Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT Land, unchanged at HK$0.03; Bank Of China, down 1.6 per cent to HK$2.99; and Jun Yang Financial Holdings, down 7.7 per cent to HK$0.04.

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