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GOOG Falls As BIDU Rises On Expected China News

In mid-day trading, Google [$GOOG] was down 3.4 per cent to $559.73 on concerns about an imminent announcement that it is closing its Chinese search service.

Its Chinese rival Baidu [$BIDU] was up 4.1 per cent to $572.95, as investors expected it to benefit from Google's exit from the Chinese market.

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