HONG KONG, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong stocks went down on Monday, falling 62.62 points or 0.27 percent to close at 23,381.94 points.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 23,477.49 points and 23,309.55 points during the day's session. Turnover totaled 51. 28 billion HK dollars (about 6.61 billion U.S. dollars), up from Friday's 46.67 billion HK dollars.
China Enterprises Index moved down 109.98 points, or 0.93 percent, to end at 11,735.22 points.
All of the four sub-indices lost ground, with the Finance sub- index dropping the most at 0.4 percent, followed by the Properties at 0.39 percent, the Utilities at 0.3 percent and the Commerce & Industry at 0.05 percent.
Banking giant HSBC ended down 0.4 percent at 87.20 HK dollars. China Mobile, China's dominant mobile carrier lowered 0.12 percent at 85.65 HK dollars.
Mainland lenders listed in Hong Kong moved down. ICBC, China's largest bank by market value, fell 0.7 percent to close at 5.71 HK dollars; CCB, the country's second largest lender by market capitalization, retreated 0.61 percent to close at 6.51 HK dollars; BOC, one of the "big four", ended down 0.96 percent to close at 6. 22 HK dollars.
For local property developers, Sun Hung Kai, HK's largest property developer by market value, ended down 0.16 percent at 123. 30 HK dollars; Cheung Kong properties, owned by billionaire Li Ka- shing, lowered 0.56 percent to 123.40 HK dollars.
PetroChina, the country's largest oil and gas producer lost 1. 13 percent to 10.52 HK dollars. Sinopec, China's top refiner, ended up 0.5 percent to 8.76 HK dollars. CNOOC dropped 0.5 percent to 15.88 HK dollars.
China Life, one of the world's largest life insurers by market value, ended down 1.21 percent at 24.55 HK dollars. Ping An, another Chinese insurer, lost 1.32 percent to 67.15 HK dollars.
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