Hong Kong stocks open lower

HONG KONG, Feb 15, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Hong Kong stocks dropped in opening
trade Friday after weak US retail sales hit Wall Street and as investors
await the outcome of Sino-US trade talks in Beijing.

The Hang Seng Index fell 1.0 percent, or 275.39 points, to 28,156.66.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.25 percent, or 6.91 points,
to 2,712.79, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stock on
China’s second exchange, opened 0.20 percent lower, or 2.77 points, to
1,396.07.