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China shares edge weaker in thin holiday trade

An investor naps while observing stock market at an exchange hall in Fuyang, Anhui Province of China.
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Shares in China edged lower on Monday with regional trade thin for the holiday period.

Metal shares fell in China with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.08% at 31076.92, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index traded 0.28% lower at 21574.76.

As well, the yuan was up against the dollar after the People's Bank of China set a stronger fixing at 6.9459 compared with 6.9463 Friday.

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