The increase in virus cases has thrown a pall over global stock markets. — AFP pic
The increase in virus cases has thrown a pall over global stock markets. — AFP pic

HONG KONG, June 28 — Hong Kong stocks ended one per cent down today, in line with a sell-off across Asia following a steep drop on Wall Street as investors fret over an increase of new virus cases around the world.

The Hang Seng Index shed 1.01 percent, or 248.71 points, to 24,301.28.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.61 per cent, or 18.03 points, to 2,961.52 while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange dropped 0.44 percent, or 8.60 points to 1,939.12.



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