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Hong Kong: Shares rally after Fed minutes


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong climbed more than one per cent in opening trade on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's October policy meeting showed board members had greater confidence in the US economy.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 1.06 per cent, or 234.31 points, to 22,422.57.

And in Shanghai the benchmark composite index edged up 0.15 per cent, or 5.31 points, to 3,573.78, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.34 per cent, or 7.40 points, to 2,197.28.


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