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China: Shares mixed in morning trade

[SHANGHAI] Chinese shares were mixed on Thursday morning after China set its 2015 economic growth target at "around" seven per cent, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.54 per cent, or 17.73 points, to 3,261.80.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.17 per cent, or 2.79 points, to 1,676.03.

China on Thursday set its 2015 economic growth target at about seven percent, lower than actual growth of 7.4 per cent last year, Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual meeting of the country's legislature.


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