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Hong Kong: Shares rise for a 4th day as holiday break nears


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's main stock index rose for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, taking cues from mainland shares, but volume was the lowest in nearly two months as many have left trading desks for the Lunar New Year.

Hong Kong markets will open for a half-day on Wednesday, then be closed for the New Year holiday until Monday, Feb 23.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.2 per cent, to 24,784.88, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.5 per cent, to 11,998.51 points.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 0.8 billion shares.