Hong Kong stocks head into weekend with a loss

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03 april 2020, 10.20

Hong Kong shares finished Friday with losses, in line with an Asia-wide sell-off, after data showed a massive 6.7 million Americans last week applied for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus shatters the global economy.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.19 percent, or 43.95 points, to 23,236.11.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.60 percent, or 16.65 points, to 2,763.99, and the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.47 percent, or 7.98 points, to 1,689.57.