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Chinese shares close slightly lower at midday

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's major stock indices ended slightly lower in the morning session Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.12 percent to finish at 2,580.24 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index lost 0.32 percent to end at 7,500.25 points at midday.