Hong Kong Stocks Flat, Shanghai Down By Break.

Hong Kong stocks were flat by the break today ahead of the release of US jobs data at the end of the week, while shanghai retreated following a recent rally.

The Hang Seng Index was marginally higher, edging up 12.39 points to 20,773.37.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.22 percent to 2,907.17 points and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on china's second exchange, slipped 0.10 percent to 1,884.60 points.