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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks open lower


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai began Wednesday trade on the back foot, in line with a broad Asian sell-off with investors rattled by geopolitical fears following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkish forces.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong dipped 0.24 per cent, or 54.10 points, to 22,533.53.

And in Shanghai the benchmark composite index was marginally lower, dipping 2.04 points to 3,614.07, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.05 per cent, or 1.06 points, to 2,299.03.