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Hong Kong opens higher, Shanghai edges down

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:11

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks tracked higher in the first few minutes of trade Wednesday, fuelled by positive earnings results and a fresh Wall Street high, as Shanghai edged down from its 2017 record close.

The Hang Seng Index gained 0.51 per cent, or 139.96 points, to 27,680.19.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.13 per cent, or 4.12 points, to 3,288.52, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.02 per cent, or 0.45 points, to 1,882.02.

AFP

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