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Hong Kong: Stocks tick up at open


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks fell in line with a global sell-off Friday morning following a below-par US jobs report, while energy firms were hit by plunging oil prices.

The Hang Seng Index shed 0.29 per cent, or 73.83 points, to 25,391.39 at the open.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.27 per cent, or 8.62 points, to 3,203.82 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 0.22 per cent, or 4.18 points, to 1,910.41.