Hong Kong shares have ended flat in quiet Tuesday trade as a week-long Chinese holiday approaches, while European fears have resurfaced after a survey showing German confidence is weakening.
Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index nudged up 3.98 points to 20,698.68 on turnover of HK$39.69 billion ($A4.9 billion).
Chinese shares closed down 0.19 per cent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 3.90 points to 2,029.29 on turnover of 38.4 billion yuan ($6.1 billion).
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