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Hong Kong stocks waver by midday amid global trade concerns

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HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell in the morning session on Friday, after swinging between gains and losses a few times, as investors weighed the consequences of global trade frictions.

The Hang Seng Index was down 0.2% to 30,417.36 by noon after changing directions at least six times during the morning session. Financial majors AIA Group and HSBC Holdings declined 1.3% and 0.7%, respectively. Internet major Tencent Holdings added 0.4%, while Ping An Insurance Group increased 0.7%.

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