Hong Kong shares to open down 1.2 pct, Sinopec Corp slides

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 05, 2013 01:30 hrs

HONG KONG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares were set to start lower on Tuesday, dragged by a 6.1 percent fall in refiner China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) after it placed $3.1 billion worth of new shares.

The Hang Seng Index was set to open down 1.2 percent at 23,685.1. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was indicated to start down 1.7 percent.

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