Hong Kong shares follow Asia lower on worries over US rates, Brexit



Oct 12 Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday as global markets enter a period of rising uncertainty, with investors bracing for the U.S. presidential election, a possible U.S. rate hike and bruising negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union.
The Hang Seng index fell 0.6 percent to 23,407.05 points, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.3 percent to 9,673.20.
Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower after U.S. stocks dropped over 1 percent overnight, with the dollar and Treasury yields rising on growing expectations of a U.S. rate hike in December.
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12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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