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Hong Kong: Stocks fall on China manufacturing data

Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong sank on Tuesday.

[HONG KONG] Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong sank Tuesday after an official reading on Chinese manufacturing activity indicated the sector contracted in August, the latest data highlighting a slowdown in the mainland economy.

In Hong Kong the benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 0.54 per cent, or 116.49 points, to 21,554.09 soon after opening.


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