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China: Stocks lower in morning trade


[SHANGHAI] Chinese stocks were lower on Monday morning due to worries over the health of the world's second largest economy after weak manufacturing data released last week, dealers said.

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 2.10 per cent, or 85.34 points, to 3,985.57.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, sank 1.94 per cent, or 45.09 points, to 2,277.62.