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Hong Kong: Stocks open sharply lower on Friday

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Hong Kong shares started on Friday with a loss on fresh fears over the spread of coronavirus, which sparked a big sell-off on the Dow on Wall Street.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares started on Friday with a loss on fresh fears over the spread of coronavirus, which sparked a big sell-off on the Dow on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index slipped 1.06 per cent, or 278.38 points, to 25,931.78.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.92 per cent, or 31.66 points, to 3,418.93, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.46 per cent, or 10.50 points, to 2,247.45.

AFP

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