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Hong Kong: Shares end 1.03% down


[Hong Kong] Hong Kong shares sank 1.03 per cent Thursday, in line with a regional sell-off following losses on Wall Street as traders fret about the state of the global economy.

The Hang Seng Index fell 239.11 points to 22,900.94 on turnover of HK$68.60 billion (US$8.85 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.72 per cent, or 17.17 points, to 2,356.50 on turnover of 203.8 billion yuan (US$33.3 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 1.35 per cent, or 18.23 points, to 1,332.90 on turnover of 207.7 billion yuan.


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