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Stocks Blog: Oil firms, banks save Hong Kong from losses; Chinese stocks finish lower

  • Shanghai dragged down by tech stocks, ends month 1.6 per cent lower
  • Energy giants PetroChina, CNOOC jump after oil price gains
     
Hong Kong stocks suffered a second straight month of losses. Photo: AFP
INTRODUCTION

Happy Friday, traders :)

A bad afternoon for Chinese and Hong Kong stocks, after a promising morning session. Both finished the month lower.

Catch up on all the day's highlights below.

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-- Georgina Lee and Anthony Richardson in Hong Kong