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Hong Kong: Stocks open lower on profit-taking

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks retreated in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday after racking up six straight gains, with investors disregarding another record close on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index edged down 0.32 per cent, or 68.84 points, to 21,734.34.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.11 per cent, or 3.33 points, to 3,040.23, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.08 per cent, or 1.65 points, to 2,026.23.