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Hong Kong: Stocks dip at open after Wall St losses


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong slipped Wednesday in early trade following another Wall Street sell-off fuelled by tumbling oil prices, but Shanghai edged up on hopes for fresh economic reforms.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong slipped 0.41 per cent, or 90.31 points, to 21,814.82.

In Shanghai the benchmark composite index added 0.06 per cent or 1.95 points, to 3,472.02, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.14 per cent, or 3.09 points, to 2,218.18.