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Hong Kong: Shares end 1.13% lower

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks slipped 1.13 per cent Tuesday as China released another set of weak economic data and mainlanders turned away from investing in the city via the newly launched share trade link-up with Shanghai.

The Hang Seng Index shed 267.91 points to 23,529.17 on turnover of HK$74.60 billion (US$9.63 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.71 per cent, or 17.64 points, to 2,456.37 on turnover of 174.7 billion yuan (US$28.5 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.18 per cent, or 2.36 points, to 1,338.09 on turnover of 140.4 billion yuan.

AFP

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