Hong Kong stocks down at break as rally sputters

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Hong Kong - The rally in Hong Kong stocks this week came to a halt on Friday morning as investors cashed in profits following a tepid lead from Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index slipped 96.44 points up at 24 011.26.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 15.00 points, to 3 214.62 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 10.08 points, to 1 948.04.

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