Hong Kong stocks fall on trade talks uncertainty

By Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong stocks fell Friday amid uncertainty over the outcome of US-China trade talks in Beijing, following Wall Street's negative lead on weak US retail sales.

Hong Kong stocks jumped 1.2% in the afternoon on November 1, 2016, having retreated almost 3% in a five-day sell-off (AFP Photo/Anthony Wallace) / MANILA BULLETIN (AFP Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

The Hang Seng Index lost 1.87 percent, or 531.21 points, to 27,900.84.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.37 percent, or 37.31 points, to close at 2,682.39, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, closed 0.67 percent lower, or 9.37 points, to 1,389.47.