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Hong Kong stocks down 1.78% at break

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Hong Kong shares fell 1.78 percent in the morning session Monday after official data indicated China's manufacturing activity slowed to a seven-month low in November.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 427.89 points to 23,559.56 on turnover of HK$53.71 billion (US$6.93 billion).

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/us-consumer-confidence-dips-september-0