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Hong Kong: Stocks lower after open


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong eased slightly soon after opening Friday following a soft lead from Wall Street while Shanghai was also lower on concerns about Chinese corporate earnings.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong dipped 0.50 per cent, or 114.94 points, to 22,705.00.

And in Shanghai the benchmark composite index eased 0.21 per cent, or 7.04 points, to 3,380.28.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.17 per cent, or 3.33 points, to 2,011.07.