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Hong Kong shares down as mainland markets reopen

Hong Kong stocks slipped in early trade Monday as mainland Chinese markets reopened after the Lunar New Year break, at the start of a week that sees crunch China-US trade talks resume in Beijing.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.24 percent, or 67.25 points, to 27,879.07.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened down 0.19 percent, or 5.06 points, at 2,613.17, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.22 percent, or 2.82 points, to 1,312.81.

Source: AFP

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