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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Shares slip at open


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares opened lower on Friday following a two-day advance, while Shanghai also edged down as investors brushed off a positive lead from Wall Street, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lost 0.30 per cent, or 57.41 points, to 19,138.42.

The Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.11 per cent, or 2.81 points, to 2,652.85, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.26 per cent, or 4.22 points, to 1,624.85.