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Hong Kong: Shares extend slump, end nearly 18-month low

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Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index closed at its lowest in nearly 18 months on Tuesday after a choppy day for regional markets, as tepid investor sentiment outweighed promises of support for mainland markets by China's securities regulator.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index closed at its lowest in nearly 18 months on Tuesday after a choppy day for regional markets, as tepid investor sentiment outweighed promises of support for mainland markets by China's securities regulator.

At the close, the Hang Seng index was down 0.9 per cent at 24,585.53 points, its lowest close since May 8, 2017. 

China's blue-chip CSI300 index ended 1.1 per cent higher at 3,110.26 points after falling 3 per cent on Monday, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed up 1 per cent at 2,568.05 points after Monday's 2.2 per cent drop.

REUTERS

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