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China, Hong Kong: Stocks fall at open after manufacturing activity disappoints


[SHANGHAI] China major stock indexes opened down on Tuesday after activity in China's vast manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in November to hit its lowest level since Aug 2012.

The CSI300 index fell 0.1 per cent to 3,562.32 points at 1:29 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 per cent to 3,442.44 points.

China CSI300 stock index futures for December fell 0.3 per cent, to 3,486, -70.72 points below the current value of the underlying index.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.9 per cent, to 22,197.81 points.