Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Sept. 11

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SEOUL -- South Korea's jobless claims rose last month amid the lingering worry about economic downturn, labor ministry data showed Monday.

The number of new applicants for job-seeking benefits stood at 87,000 in August, up 7.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor. (South Korea-Jobless Claims)

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SINGAPORE -- The 21st Forbes Global CEO Conference officially opened on Monday in Singapore, gathering some 450 prominent business leaders from around the world.

Themed "Sea Change", this year's conference will examine the undergoing economic transformation and gather insights from leading CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors as they are chart new courses to ride the waves of sea change. (Singapore-Forbes)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's export kept falling for the first 10 days of this month due to the continued slump in semiconductor shipment, customs office data showed Monday.

Export came to 14.86 billion U.S. dollars in the Sept. 1-10 period, down 7.9 percent from the same period of last year, according to Korea Customs Service. (South Korea-Export)

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index opened 1.43 percent lower at 17,941.65 points on Monday. (Hong Kong-Stock Market-Hang Seng Index) Enditem

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