Chinese shares pummeled in Hong Kong

Investors are pricing in a much slower Chinese economy as disappointing economic numbers come in and today was the worst one-day decline in the past three months. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index tracks H-shares in Hong Kong. Today, the HSCE was knocked for a 3.4% loss and was down as much as 3.7% late in the day. Beijing Capital International Airport (0694) was hit for a 7.1% loss. Jianxi Copper (0358) fell 6.0%; Sinofert (0297) lost 5.9%; China Minsheng Bank (1988) declined 6.2%; Sands China (1928) slid 4.9%; CITIC (6030) tumbled 5.7%; and Chow Tai Fook (1929) plunged 9.6%.

In the real estate sector, Sino-Ocean (3377) sank 7.5%; Guangzhou R&F (2777) fell 6.6%; China Resources Land (1109) declined 6.1%; SOHO China (0410) lost 4.1%. On the Mainland, Vanke (000002.SZ) fell 3.4%, well ahead of the 1.2% drop in the Shanghai Composite.

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