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Hong Kong: Stocks open with gains after US budget deal

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[HONG KONG] Shares pushed to new highs soon after the open of trade on Tuesday following another rally on Wall Street as lawmakers agreed a budget deal to reopen the US government.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.66 per cent, or 212.73 points, to 32,606.14.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.09 per cent, or 2.98 points, to 3,504.34 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, was flat, dipping 0.55 points to 1,943.36.

AFP

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