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Hong Kong stocks down 0.72% by lunch

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Shares in Hong Kong fell 0.72 percent on Wednesday morning as investors brushed off preliminary data showing Chinese manufacturing improving slightly in April.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 164.79 points to 22,565.89 by the break on turnover of HK$30.12 billion ($3.89 billion).

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