Hong Kong stocks open with losses

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks opened in negative territory Thursday morning, extending recent losses as fears of an escalation in the China-US trade row mount.

The Hang Seng Index eased 0.54 percent, or 152.38 points, to 28,188.36.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.33 percent, or 9.19 points, to 2,815.34, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.41 percent, or 6.40 points, to 1,542.88.