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Hong Kong: Stocks down 1.57% at open

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Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the closing trade numbers of the Hang Seng Index in the Central district of Hong Kong.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell 1.57 per cent in the opening minutes Monday, after a weekend announcement that manufacturing activity slowed in mainland China in July.

The city's benchmark Hang Seng Index was down 386.54 points to 24,249.54.

AFP

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