Thomson ReutersJanuary 24, 2013 21:30
HONG KONG, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares look set to start firmer on Friday, tracking positive sentiment from encouraging U.S. data released on Thursday and after solid China factory data.
On Thursday, the Hang Seng Index closed down 0.2 percent at 23,598.9, slipping further from resistance at about 23,708, the high of May 31, 2011.
Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was up 2.1 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 0.3 percent at 0037 GMT.
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