Hong Kong stocks open lower

Madiha Shakeel September 2, 2019

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday with traders spooked by fresh violent demonstrations that hit the city at the weekend, while protesters called for a general strike.

The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.38 percent, or 96.90 points, to 25,627.83.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.44 percent, or 12.88 points, to 2,898.92 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, added 0.57 percent, or 9.04 points, to 1,588.30.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019

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