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Hong Kong stocks open down 0.23%

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Hong Kong stocks fell 0.23 percent in early trade on Tuesday despite gains on Wall Street as traders awaited China's preliminary manufacturing data for April.

The Hang Seng Index was 49.90 points lower at 21,994.47 in the opening minutes of trade.

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