Hong Kong shares hit 3-month low on Greek debt crisis, China stock slump

lunes 29 de junio de 2015 04:14 GYT

June 29 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks dropped to their lowest level in three months, as investors reacted to negative developments in Greece as well as the slump in mainland markets.

The Hang Seng index fell 2.6 percent, to 25,966.98, while the China Enterprises Index lost 3.0 percent, to 12,694.66 points.

Hong Kong stocks took cues from sluggish global markets, as investors moved toward safe haven currencies and assets on Monday as Athens faced a debt default.

Investor sentiment was also hurt by the continued sell-off in mainland markets, despite fresh government easing moves announced over the weekend.

"There will likely be a default by Greece, which would hit global and Hong Kong markets," said Sam Chi Yung, strategist at Delta Asia Securities Ltd.

He added that the Chinese central bank's moves to cut both interest rates and banks' reserve ratios over the weekend "implies that China's economy is in really bad shape, and that's not good for businesses, and is negative to stocks."

Stocks in Hong Kong fell across the board. (Reported by Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney; Editing by Richard Borsuk)