Hong Kong stocks extend losses at open

Hong Kong stocks opened Tuesday morning in negative territory following another hefty fall on Wall Street sparked by increasing fears about the fast spread of the Delta virus variant that is causing some governments to reimpose containment measures.

The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.34 percent to 27,396.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index retreated 0.68 percent to 3,515, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange shed 0.80 percent to 2,433. (AFP)