HONG KONG, March 20 Hong Kong shares tumbled to
an eight-month low on Thursday as disappointing China Mobile
earnings and news that the Federal Reserve could raise U.S.
interest rates sooner than expected battered the market.
The Hang Seng Index ended down 1.8 percent at
21,182.16, its lowest close since July 10. The China Enterprises
Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1.7
China Mobile dropped 3.6 percent, to its lowest
close since April 2009, after the company reported its first
annual profit fall in 14 years. Profit in 2013 was down 5.9
percent to 121.8 billion yuan ($19.66 billion), below analyst
($1 = 6.1965 Chinese Yuan)
(Reporting by Alice Woodhouse; Editing by XXX)