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Hong Kong: Stocks open 0.78% lower

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell 0.78 per cent at Thursday's open after China set an economic growth target of "approximately seven per cent" for 2015, while dealers were unimpressed by news of a trial stock connect with Shenzhen's exchange.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 190.48 points to 24,274.9.


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