Hang Seng Index closes down, as local political uncertainty offsets optimism in US-China trade detente

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The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.3 per cent while the Shanghai Composite Index eked out a small gain. Uncertainty about what's ahead for protests in the city and signs of progress in trade talks drove sentiment.

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