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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks end lower as data eyed

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Hong Kong stocks ended barely changed on Thursday, as most Asian markets stabilised after jitters over Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet abated.

[HONG KONG] Stock markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong gave up early gains to end lower Monday as dealers await fresh Chinese economic data this week, amid fears weak figures will spark more turmoil.

Shanghai's benchmark index fell 2.52 per cent, or 79.75 points, to 3,080.42. However, the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.20 per cent, or 3.38 points, to 1,677.33.

Mainland markets were closed on Thursday and Friday for a public holiday.

In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index shed 1.23 per cent, or 257.09 points, to close at 20,583.52.

AFP