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Hong Kong: Stocks edge up in opening trade

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks edged up slightly in the first few minutes of trade Friday following the previous day's losses but the gains were limited as another slump in oil prices hit energy firms.

The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.07 per cent, or 17.30 points, to 23,518.86.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.09 per cent, or 3.02 points, to 3,213.73 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, was also down 0.09 per cent, or 1.38 points, at 2,008.17.

AFP

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