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China: Shares higher in morning trade


[SHANGHAI] Chinese shares were higher in morning trade Friday ahead of the release of preliminary manufacturing data for January, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.57 per cent, or 19.08 points, to 3,362.42.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.13 per cent, or 1.95 points, to 1,532.23.