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Hong Kong: Shares open sharply lower

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks started with heavy losses Thursday morning following a rout on Wall Street fuelled by fears over the economic rebound as a new wave of virus infections force governments to impose strict containment measures.

The Hang Seng Index sank 1.69 per cent or 418.79 points to 24,290.01.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dived 1.07 per cent or 34.82 points to 3,234.42, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange dropped 1.34 per cent or 30.04 points to 2,209.07.


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