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Hong Kong: Stocks fall for 4th session, China worries mount

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 16:35
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Hong Kong stocks ended barely changed on Thursday, as most Asian markets stabilised after jitters over Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet abated.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished lower on Wednesday for the fourth straight day, as investor confidence was subdued by a steady stream of gloomy news about China's economy.

The Hang Seng index fell 1.3 per cent, to 23,167.85, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.2 per cent, to 10,642.24 points.

The Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday that exports could continue falling in coming months, after an 8.3 per cent plunge in July, their biggest drop in four months, adding to concerns over the health of China's economy.

REUTERS