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Hong Kong: Shares begin Tuesday's session with losses

Published Tue, Jul 20, 2021 · 10:03 AM

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks opened on Tuesday morning in negative territory following another hefty fall on Wall Street sparked by increasing fears about the fast spread of the Delta virus variant that is causing some governments to reimpose containment measures.

The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.34 per cent, or 93.95 points, to 27,395.83.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index retreated 0.68 per cent, or 24.05 points, to 3,515.07, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange shed 0.80 per cent, or 19.63 points, to 2,432.69.

AFP

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