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HK shares open down 1.2 pct on U.S., China worries

HONG KONG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares will open 1.2 percent lower Tuesday after their worst close in a year, hurt by overnight losses on Wall Street as credit market worries resurfaced and concerns over inflation and growth in China.

The Hang Seng Index .HSI is set to open 254.92 points lower at 20,675.75.

The China Enterprises Index .HSCE of top locally-listed mainland firms will open 1.6 percent lower at 10,793.43.

Reporting by Parvathy Ullatil; editing by Jonathan Hopfner

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