Hong Kong shares fall 3.35 percent in morning trading

October 6th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, Oct 6 (DPA) Hong Kong share prices fell by more than three percent Monday morning as investors across the region joined in a sell-off over fears the financial turmoil in Europe is deepening.The Hang Seng Index closed for lunch down 592.83 points, or 3.35 percent, at 17.089.57 points. Turnover was 22.55 billion Hong Kong dollars ($2.9 billion).

All 43 blue-chip companies closed the morning session down lower in Hong Kong with the heaviest falls in insurance companies and banks exposed to troubled US and European institutions.

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