Hong Kong shares finish lower

Hong Kong stocks ended on a negative note on Monday as a sell-off in tech firms overshadowed a rally in tourism-linked companies that was fuelled by hopes for a quicker pace of reopening after Pfizer announced a successful trial of its pill to treat Covid.

The Hang Seng Index gave up 0.4 percent, or 106 points, to 24,763.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent, or 7 points, to 3,498, while the Shenzhen Composite Index added 0.5 percent, or 11 points, to 2,417. (AFP)