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Hong Kong: Stocks post third straight gain

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, in line with an Asia-wide rally and following another record close on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.46 per cent, or 97.63 points, to close at 21,322.37.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.37 per cent, or 11.31 points, to 3,060.69 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.82 per cent, or 16.64 points, to 2,041.66.