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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks extend gains in opening trade

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:11

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Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose soon after opening Monday, extending last week's gains on hopes the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at record lows into next year.

[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose soon after opening Monday, extending last week's gains on hopes the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at record lows into next year.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was up 0.49 per cent, or 110.50 points, at 22,569.30.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.33 per cent, or 10.39 points, to 3,193.54, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.58 per cent, or 10.59 points, to 1,822.22.

AFP

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