Most Asian shares lower, but possible China Disney theme park sends some soaring


In Japan Monday, the Nikkei Index fell 2.3 percent to close at 9,803, and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index shed 0.6 percent, ending the day at 21,620. In China, shares were higher, with the Shanghai Composite Index gaining 2.7 percent, settling at 3,077.

Shares in Hong Kong property developers dipped today as reports of a fall in weekend home sales sent a breeze across the overheated property market. Sino Land Co. (SNLAY) slipped 2.4 percent, New World Development Ltd. (NDVLY) declined 1.9 percent, and Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (SUHJY) lost 1.6 percent. Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. (HLDVF), which recently conducted the sale of the most expensive property in the world, added 0.5 percent.