Hong Kong stocks end morning with more losses fuelled by unease over extradition protests

Pedestrians walking in front of a stock display board that shows the Hang Seng Index, on May 8, 2019.
Pedestrians walking in front of a stock display board that shows the Hang Seng Index, on May 8, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong stocks on Thursday (June 13) morning extended the previous days hefty losses fuelled by nervousness after violent protests hit the city, while investors are also keeping a cautious eye on the China-US trade row.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.86 per cent, or 235.47 points, to 27,072.99 by the break.

Earlier in the morning opening, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.14 per cent, or 4.09 points, to 2,905.29, and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 0.08 per cent, or 1.25 points, to 1,527.15.