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Hong Kong: Shares open 0.89% lower

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.89 per cent in opening exchanges on Friday following another round of selling in New York, while investors await the release of Chinese trade data later in the day.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 204.54 points to 2,2884.00.

As markets opened, police began removing street barricades at sites where pro-democracy demonstrators have been holding more than two weeks of rallies, paralysing parts of the Chinese financial hub. - AFP

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