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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks open higher after sell-off

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks climbed more than one per cent in the first few minutes of trade Friday after suffering heavy losses in the previous session but traders remain on edge ahead of next week's vote on Britain's EU future.

The Hang Seng Index added 1.03 per cent, or 205.81 points, to 20,244.23.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was slightly higher, edging up 0.19 point to 2,873.01, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.24 per cent, or 4.56 points, to 1,890.00.