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Hong Kong: Shares pick up at open

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:54

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose in the first few minutes of trade on Tuesday, in line with a regional rally and following a strong lead from Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.73 per cent, or 166.28 points, to 22,987.62.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was marginally higher, edging up 1.41 points to 3,071.44, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, was virtually flat, ticking up 1.70 points to 2,028.85.

AFP

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