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Hong Kong: Stocks open lower after Paris horror

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 09:58

[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong tumbled in early trade on Monday as nervousness set in following the weekend terror attacks in Paris, while Shanghai was also hit after authorities cut the amount of borrowed cash dealers can use to trade.

In Hong Kong the benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.96 per cent, or 437.86 points, to 21,958.28.

In Shanghai the benchmark composite index lost 1.63 per cent, or 58.38 points, to 3,522.46, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 2.02 per cent, or 44.46 points, to 2,161.11.

AFP