Hong Kong: Flat on profit-taking

SHARES finished flat yesterday, with a record Wall Street lead offset by profit-taking while investors await the release of key US jobs data.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged down 18.18 points to 23,531.44 on turnover of HK$56.57 billion.

Internet giant Tencent climbed 1.55 per cent to HK$124.7, Hong Kong Exchange added 1.22 per cent to HK$148.9 and PetroChina was down 1.01 per cent at HK$9.83.

Henderson Land Development eased 1.28 per cent to HK$46.40 and China Mobile slipped 0.39 per cent to HK$76.10. AFP