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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks end up on China data
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks ended higher Thursday following better-than-expected Chinese trade data, while dealers were also awaiting the British general election and testimony from sacked FBI head James Comey on the Trump administration's Russia ties.
The Hang Seng index added 0.34 per cent, or 88.90 points, to end at 26,063.06 - ending above 26,000 for the first time since early July 2015.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.32 per cent, or 10.01 points, to 3,150.33 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, closed 0.13 per cent, or 2.33 points, up at 1,852.86.