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HONG KONG, Dec 31 AFP

December 31 2012, 3:24PM

Hong Kong shares ended flat on Monday as upbeat Chinese manufacturing data was offset by concerns over gridlock in talks to avert the fiscal cliff in Washington.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed 9.67 points lower at 22,656.92 on turnover of $HK28.79 billion ($A3.60 billion) in half-day trade ahead of the New Year break. However, the market ended 22.91 percent higher for the year.