Hong Kong stocks end down 1.31%

Hong Kong shares ended 1.31 percent lower on Monday after strong US jobs growth fuelled fears the Federal Reserve will soon start to wind down its huge stimulus programme.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 272.48 points to 20,582.19 on turnover of HK$52.44 billion ($6.77 billion).

Chinese shares ended down 2.44 percent on worries over a possible resumption of new share offers after a nearly nine-month suspension, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 2.44 percent, or 48.93 points, to 1,958.27 on turnover of 67.2 billion yuan ($10.9 billion).

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