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China: Stocks fall at market open

An investor watches an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China.

[SHANGHAI] China major stock indexes opened down on Monday.

The CSI300 index fell 1.2 per cent to 3,772.53 points at 1:36 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.4 per cent to 3,612.93 points.

China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1.0 per cent, to 3,623.2, -149.33 points below the current value of the underlying index.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down 1.6 per cent, to 24,251.35 points.