Hong Kong shares fall as investors become cautious

martes 8 de marzo de 2016 04:06 GYT

March 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares were soft on Tuesday, as the mood of many Asia investors turned cautious in the wake of a month-long rally.

The Hang Seng index fell 0.7 percent, to 20,011.58, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.4 percent, to 8505.22 points.

Hang Seng, the benchmark index, has bounced roughly 10 percent off 3-1/2 year lows hit on Feb 12, aided by a recovery in oil and commodity prices and reduced concern about the global economy.

But investors have grown increasingly wary of the market's near-term prospects ahead of policy meetings of the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve.

On Tuesday, all main sectors fell in Hong Kong, with services and energy leading the declines. (Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Richard Borsuk)