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Hong Kong: Stocks end 0.70% higher

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares climbed 0.70 per cent Wednesday following two days of losses and boosted by a rally on Wall Street, while dealers await the conclusion of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 187.09 points to close at 26,753.79 on turnover of HK$120.82 billion (US$15.59 billion).

In mainland China the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.65 per cent, or 80.47 points, to 4,967.90 on turnover of 830.3 billion yuan ($135.8 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, climbed 1.98 per cent, or 58.74 points, to 3,021.40 on turnover of 706.3 billion yuan.

AFP