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Hong Kong Stocks Fall Third Day as China’s Builders Drop

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March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks fell for a third day as Chinese developers and banks declined. Xinchen China Power Holdings Ltd. dropped on the engine maker’s trading debut.

China Resources Land Ltd. slid 1.9 percent after the southern city of Shenzhen banned developers from raising new home prices. Xinchen China Power retreated 4 percent from its initial offering price. China Resources Power Holdings Co. climbed 1.9 percent, rebounding from yesterday’s loss and leading a measure of utilities higher.

The Hang Seng Index retreated 0.3 percent to 22,833.70 as of 9:55 a.m. in Hong Kong. About five stocks declined for every four that rose, with trading volume 25 percent below the 30-day intraday average. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of mainland companies sank 0.4 percent to 11,251.41.

Hang Seng Index futures rose 0.1 percent to 22,803. The HSI Volatility Index dropped 0.5 percent to 14.99, indicating traders expect a swing of 4.3 percent for the equity benchmark in the next 30 days.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kana Nishizawa in Hong Kong at knishizawa5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Gentle at ngentle2@bloomberg.net

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