Beijing, Sep 15 (EFE) .- The benchmark index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hang Seng, fell by 1.84% today, weighed down by widespread losses, among which those of real estate and casino operators stood out. which have suffered steep falls after Macau announced tighter regulations for the gaming sector.
Sands China, a casino operator, suffered a historic hit when it lost 32.5% of its value on this day while Galaxy Entertainment, from the same sector, fell 20.2%.
The selective dropped 469.02 points to 25,033.21, while the index that measures the behavior of mainland Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock market, the Hang Seng China Enterprises, fell 1.6%.
The Services sub-index (0.58%) closed in green numbers while the other three suffered losses: Commerce and Industry (2.41%), Finance (1.11%) and Real Estate (2.16%).
The steep falls of casino operators overshadowed the losses of technology companies, which also did not have their day.
Tencent, Alibaba and Meituan posted losses of 4.1%, 2.71% and 4.49%, respectively.
Sports brand Li Ning, dairy company Mengniu Dairy and textile Shenzhou International had the best performances of the day with increases of 3.58%, 2.42% and 2.2%, respectively.
There was a different sign among the Chinese oil companies: Petrochina rose (1.34%), but Sinopec (0.51%) and Cnooc (0.24%) fell.
The business volume of the session was 157,070 million Hong Kong dollars (equivalent to 20,193 million dollars or 17,084 million euros).