Hong Kong stocks flat at open

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks were flat shortly after opening on Wednesday as investors took a breather after the previous day’s sell off.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.08 percent, or 21.55 points, to 28,567.12.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was lower, dipping 10.26 points to 2,776.63, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.42 percent, or 6.71 points, to 1,587.53.