Hong Kong stocks ended down 0.43 percent on Wednesday, with the benchmark Hang Seng index falling 103.37 points to end at 24,112.60 points, after trading between 24, 056.22 and 24,326.70. Turnover totaled 86.07 billion HK dollars ( about 11.06 billion U.S. dollars).
The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index fell 54.65 points, or 0. 45 percent, to close at 12,008.37.
The Commerce and Industry sub-index fell by 0.75 percent, the Properties ended 0.31 percent lower, the Finance fell by 0.26 percent while the Utility went up by 0.20 percent.
Banking giant HSBC, which accounts for the largest weighting of the Hang Seng Index, closed down 0.63 percent to 70.85 HK dollars, while its local unit Hang Seng Bank rose 0.46 percent to 129.90 HK dollars. Local bourse operator HKEX fell 0.83 percent at 177.90 HK dollars.