Hong Kong shares close 0.38% lower
HONG KONG– Hong Kong shares closed 0.38 percent lower Friday following weak manufacturing data from China, worse-than-expected US jobs figures and amid concerns about the eurozone.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 71.18 points to 18,558.34 on turnover of HK$54.58 billion ($7.04 billion).
Chinese shares ended flat. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index, which covers both A and B shares, ended up 1.2 points, or 0.05 percent, to 2,373.44 on turnover of 72.5 billion yuan ($11.5 billion).
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