Hong Kong Stocks Open Lower On Wall Street Fall

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2019-08-13 HKT 10:04

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  • Stocks were also hit by political uncertainty following the occupation of the airport by anti-extradition protesters. Photo: RTHK

    Stocks were also hit by political uncertainty following the occupation of the airport by anti-extradition protesters. Photo: RTHK

Hong Kong shares sank more than one percent at the open on Tuesday following heavy losses on Wall Street, while the closure of Hong Kong's protest-hit airport the previous day added to political uncertainty.

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.12 percent, or 288.10 points, to 25,536.62 at the open.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.60 percent, or 16.94 points, to 2,798.05, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, eased 0.74 percent, or 11.16 points, to 1,497.83. (AFP)