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Hong Kong: Shares down 0.77% at open

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks lost 0.77 per cent in the opening exchanges Monday after reports the planned stock-trading connection between the city and Shanghai had been delayed.

The project, known as Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme, had been due to launch at the end of October but has now been delayed. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 179.99 points to 23,122.21.

AFP

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