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Hong Kong: Stocks down at open

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks started Wednesday on a negative note after Donald Trump sparked fresh trade war worries by warning he could hit China with more tariffs whenever he wanted.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.54 per cent, or 155.85 points, to 28,463.77.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.38 percent, or 11.25 points, to 2,926.37 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.08 per cent, or 1.31 points, to 1,573.12.