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HONG KONG, Feb 1 AFP

February 01 2013, 7:36PM

Hong Kong shares ended flat on Friday as profit-taking offset data out of China showing manufacturing expanded in January.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 7.69 points to 23,721.84 on turnover of $HK70.56 billion ($A8.77 billion).

However, Chinese shares surged 1.41 per cent.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 33.60 points to 2,419.02 on turnover of 125.6 billion yuan. The index gained 5.57 per cent for the week.