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Hong Kong: Stocks halt slide at open

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Hong Kong shares opened slightly lower on Thursday, halting a slide after the European Central Bank unveiled an emergency bond purchase to contain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares opened slightly lower on Thursday, halting a slide after the European Central Bank unveiled an emergency bond purchase to contain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.32 per cent, or 70.44 points, to 22,221.38.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index notched up 0.22 per cent, or 5.95 points, to 2,734.71, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on on China's second exchange, rose 0.59 per cent, or 9.90 points, to 1,688.15.

AFP