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STI hazy as China concern clouds region

But the local index falls only a slight 0.96 point even as Hong Kong gives up 0.7 per cent and Tokyo slides 1.9 per cent

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LOCAL shares caught a lungful of midweek ennui as markets across the region choked on a different kind of recurring transboundary concern: ongoing worries about a slowdown in China.

The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) had enjoyed a brief respite above the 3,000-point level on Monday.

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