Hong Kong stocks opened lower Friday following falls on Wall Street amid growing fears over China's coronavirus epidemic as the death toll nears 1,500.
The Hang Seng Index fell 0.11 percent, or 31.44 points, to 27,698.56 in early trade.
Mainland China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened down 6.21 points, or 0.21 percent, at 2,899.87.
The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 2.19 points, or 0.12 percent, to 1,769.42.
Source : AFP