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Hong Kong: Shares shed 1.14%

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks fell 1.14 per cent Tuesday following a mixed lead from Wall Street while investors began winding down on the last full day of trade for the year.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 272.08 points to 23,501.10 on turnover of HK$71.49 billion (US$9.22 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was flat, edging down 2.20 points to 3,165.82 on turnover of 437.3 billion yuan (US$71.4 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 1.40 per cent, or 19.92 points, to 1,398.57 on turnover of 218.4 billion yuan.

AFP