Hong Kong stocks start with big losses

Hong Kong stocks tumbled in the first few minutes of trade on Thursday following further losses on Wall Street fuelled by recovery concerns, while the embattled tech sector took another hit after mainland authorities summoned top gaming firms for talks.

The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.9 percent to 26,077.

The Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2 percent to 3,667, while the Shenzhen Composite Index eased 0.1 percent to 2,490. (AFP)