The outbreaks and the crisis in Ukraine weigh down the Hang Seng, which falls 0.8%

Shanghai (China), Feb 15 The benchmark index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hang Seng, fell 0.82% today in a day marked by investor fear of the recent outbreaks of covid-19 in the former British colony and the situation in Ukraine. The selective index lost 200.86 points to 24,355.71, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises index that measures the behavior of mainland Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange fell 1.05%. Mixed sign among the sub-indices, although the increases in Services (+0.72%) and Real Estate (+0.21%) weighed less than the setbacks in Commerce and Industry (-0.29%) and, above all, Finance ( -1.85%). In this last sector, the worst stops were the local subsidiary of the state-owned Bank of China, BOC Hong Kong (-4.09%), and insurers such as Ping An (-3.53%) or China Life (-3.45%). ). It was also not a session to remember for Chinese state oil companies Sinopec (-3.59%), Petrochina (-3.53%) and Cnooc (-2.61%). Heavyweights on the parquet such as the HSBC bank (-1.7%) or the digital giants Tencent (-0.42%) and Alibaba (-0.25%) also ended in red. On the other side of the coin, the rebound of the technology solutions company for pharmaceuticals Wuxi Biologics (+10.09%), which continues to recover from the recent collapse after being included in a US blacklist, stood out. The trading volume of the session was 114,140 million Hong Kong dollars (14,627 million dollars, 12,899 million euros).

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