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Hong Kong shares down after China's mixed trade data


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks fell on Tuesday as mixed September trade data from China provided few clues on whether the world's second-largest economy is starting to turn around.

The Hang Seng index fell 0.6 per cent, to 22,600.46, while the China Enterprises Index lost 1.0 per cent, to 10,437.69 points.

Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were Ngaishun Holdings, up 25.0 per cent to HK$0.03, Nan Hai Corp, up 6.6 per cent to HK$0.18 and Enerchina Holdings, up 15.5 per cent to HK$0.49.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.8 billion shares.