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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks down ahead of China figures


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks eased in the first few minutes of trade Wednesday following a recent rally, as investors await the release of Chinese trade data later in the morning.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong dipped 0.16 per cent, or 33.97 points, to 21,294.27.

Tthe benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.12 per cent, or 3.66 points, to 2,932.38 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.18 per cent, or 3.49 points, to 1,921.39.


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