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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks open higher on link news


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong and Shenzhen opened higher Monday morning as traders welcomed news that a long-delayed trading link between the two markets would kick off next week.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.70 per cent, or 159.78 points, to 22,883.23, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.22 per cent, or 4.77 points, to 2,134.62.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.25 per cent, or 8.11 points, to 3,270.05.


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