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Hong Kong: Stocks down by break


[HONG KONG] Shares fell in Hong Kong Friday morning, with energy firms hit by a plunge in oil prices while investors await the release of US jobs data later in the day.

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.05 per cent, or 218.21 points, to 20,488.71 by the break.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.87 per cent, or 26.17 points, to 2,990.68 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, eased 0.11 per cent, or 2.15 points, to 2,013.00.