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Hong Kong, Shanghai: HK shares open higher after Easter break, Shanghai down

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 09:53

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks returned from the long Easter break on a positive note Tuesday, tracking gains on Wall Street ahead of an eagerly awaited speech by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen later in the day.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.20 per cent, or 40.71 points, to 20,386.32.

But Shanghai's composite index was marginally lower, dipping 1.11 points to 2,956.71, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gave up 0.19 per cent, or 3.49 points, to 1,871.17.


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