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Hong Kong: Shares end slightly higher


[Hong Kong] Hong Kong shares ended marginally higher Tuesday after China released data showing its economy grew at the slowest rate since the global financial crisis.

The Hang Seng Index edged up 18.32 points to 23,088.58 on turnover of HK$52.51 billion (US$6.78 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.72 per cent, or 17.07 points, to 2,339.66 on turnover of 146.8 billion yuan (US$24.0 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.76 per cent, or 10.21 points, to 1,330.77 on turnover of 160.9 billion yuan. AFP