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Hong Kong, Shanghai end week down


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai shares closed lower Friday, extending the previous day's losses and capping off a turbulent week in Asia as traders look ahead to the release of Chinese economic data at the weekend.

The Hang Seng Index slid 0.99 per cent, or 196.17 points, to 19,719.29.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.31 per cent, or 8.75 points, to 2,827.11, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.32 per cent, or 5.70 points, to 1,784.33.


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