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Hong Kong: Stocks up 0.23% at open


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks climbed 0.23 per cent in the first few minutes of trade on Wednesday as investors grow confident Greece and its creditors will reach a deal to reform its bailout this week, averting a default.

The Hang Seng Index added 63.91 points to 27,397.37.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.83 per cent, or 38.16 points, to 4,614.65.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 1.45 per cent, or 40.23 points, to 2,814.87.