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Hong Kong: Shares end 0.49% lower

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.49 per cent on Thursday after racking up almost three percent over the past two days, while Wall Street provided a negative lead as the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying scheme.

The Hang Seng Index eased 117.83 points to 23,702.04 on turnover of HK$67.58 billion (US$8.72 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.76 per cent, or 18.05 points, to 2,391.08 on turnover of 226.6 billion yuan (US$36.9 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.41 points to 1,349.57 on turnover of 206.6 billion yuan.

AFP

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