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Stocks Blog: Shanghai falls before China data shows ongoing economic slump

  • Chinese drugmaker Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group jumps in Hong Kong debut
  • Extradition proposal continues to weigh on investor sentiment in Hong Kong 
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INTRODUCTION

Happy Friday, traders.

Shanghai traders bet key data on China's economy would be bad, sending the main benchmark down nearly 1 per cent. The data, released after market close, showed an ongoing slump (details below). Hong Kong's Hang Seng posted the third straight day of declines, with sentiment partly down over the controversial extradition proposal that has sparked big protests.

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— Zhang Shidong in Shanghai and Deb Price in Hong Kong