(Yicai Global) Aug. 5 -- China's stock markets opened lower this morning, led by a slump on the Hong Kong bourse.
The Hang Seng Index, which tracks the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, opened at 26,480.47, down 1.63 percent, its lowest point since Jan. 15.
The Shanghai Composite Index kicked off 0.46 percent lower at 2,854.58. The Shenzhen Component Index started at 9,093.07, down 0.47 percent, and the ChiNext Price Index, which tracks growth enterprises in Shenzhen, dipped 0.28 percent to 1,552.35.
Editor: Ben Armour