Hong Kong shares end the week with a big loss

Hong Kong, March 19 (AFP/APP): Hong Kong shares ended the week with a big loss Friday as global markets retreated on worries about inflation caused by an expected strong economic recovery.

The Hang Seng Index shed 1.41 percent, or 414.78 points to 28,990.94.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.69 percent, or 58.40 points, to 3,404.66, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange sank 1.90 percent, or 42.59 points, to 2,194.91.

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