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Hong Kong: Shares end 0.31% lower


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.31 per cent on Friday as investors took profits after a recent rally, but Shanghai advanced again on hopes for measures to boost China's economy.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 86.59 points to 27,653.12. Turnover was HK$214.52 billion.

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.20 per cent, or 92.47 points, to 4,287.30 on turnover of 915.6 billion yuan.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.48 per cent, or 10.12 points, to 2,136.27 on turnover of 588.5 billion yuan.


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