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HONG KONG, Dec 6 AFP

December 06 2012, 7:46PM

Hong Kong shares have ended flat following a rise on Wall Street, while dealers await progress in the United States on averting the fiscal cliff.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped 21.10 points on Thursday to end at 22,249.81 on turnover of HK$62.58 billion ($A7.75 billion).

Chinese shares closed down 0.13 per cent after surging almost three per cent on Wednesday.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 2.67 points to 2,029.24 on turnover of 58.5 billion yuan ($A9.03 billion).