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HONG KONG, Feb 7 AFP

February 07 2013, 7:53PM

Hong Kong shares have closed 0.34 per cent lower, in line with a regional sell-off and ahead of the release of closely watched Chinese economic data.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 79.93 points to 23,177.00 on turnover of HK$79.04 billion ($A9.93 billion) on Thursday.

Chinese shares closed down 0.66 per cent.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 15.95 points to 2,418.53 on turnover of 109.3 billion yuan ($A17.03 billion).