• Hong Kong stocks fell in the first few minutes of trade Monday.
  • Traders were also spooked by more protest violence in the city at the weekend.
  • The Hang Seng Index eased 0.69 percent, or 189.85 points, to 27,162.84.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell in the first few minutes of trade Monday following last week's healthy gains, while traders were also spooked by more protest violence in the city at the weekend.

The Hang Seng Index eased 0.69 percent, or 189.85 points, to 27,162.84.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.35 percent, or 10.68 points, to 3,041.92, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.35 percent, or 5.89 points, to 1,687.12.