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Chinese retail investors shrug at A-shares' MSCI debut

Stocks picked for indexes seen as too pricey for the money that drives mainland markets

MSCI opted to compromise on standards to go with investors who wanted to be in China. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

HONG KONG -- Mainland Chinese shares fell on Friday, as individual investors, a key market segment, showed little desire to chase the 226 large-cap names that joined one of the world's most closely followed baskets of stocks.

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