Stocks de­cline on main­land ser­vices

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

Hong Kong stocks slid, with the city’s bench­mark in­dex re­treat­ing from a two-anda-half-year high, af­ter a Chi­nese main­land’s ser­vices gauge fell and bro­ker­ages dropped. Citic Se­cu­ri­ties Co, the main­land’s largest bro­ker­age by mar­ket value, slumped 4.2 per­cent af­ter reach­ing an all-time high yes­ter­day. The Hang Seng In­dex fell 0.5 per­cent to 23,910.47 at the close in Hong Kong, its big­gest drop in al­most three weeks af­ter Mon­day clos­ing at its high­est since April 2011. The Hang Seng China En­ter­prises In­dex of main­land shares, also known as the H-share in­dex, slid 0.9 per­cent to 11,448.35.

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