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Hong Kong shares set to drop 0.5 pct at open

HONG KONG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares are set toopen lower on Thursday, tracking weakness on Wall Street afterU.S. corporate bellwethers warned about slower global demand,especially ebbing growth in China.

The Hang Seng Index was seen opening down 0.5 percentat 20,813.1 points. The top locally listed Chinese shares

were indicated to open down 0.4 percent.

(Reporting by Vikram Subhedar; Editing by John Mair)

((vikram.subhedar@thomsonreuters.com)(+852 28436975))

Keywords: MARKETS HONGKONG CHINA STOCKS/ URGENT

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