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Hong Kong: Shares close down as China parliament winds down

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished down on Wednesday as investors sold shares on the final day of the annual meeting of China's parliament.

Analysts said market participants might be taking profits protectively ahead of the closure of the National People's Congress, although mainland shares finished up.

The Hang Seng index fell 0.2 per cent, to 20,257.70, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.4 per cent, to 8,571.36 points.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.3 billion shares.

REUTERS

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