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Hong Kong: Stocks open higher after France vote

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:30

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares rallied in line with a broad Asian advance Monday morning after pro-European Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election and looked set to beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the run-off.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.60 per cent, or 143.74 points, to 24,185.76.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.28 per cent, or 8.90 points, to 3,164.25 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, decreased 0.31 per cent, or 5.97 points, to 1,914.26.

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