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Hong Kong: Stocks up ahead of Fed rate call


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks climbed 0.70 per cent soon after opening Thursday, tracking another rally in Europe and New York as investors await a US interest rate decision later in the day.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong rose 152.69 points to 22,119.35.

But Shanghai slid 0.64 per cent, with the benchmark composite index 20.28 points down at 3,131.98.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.20 per cent, or 3.36 points, to 1,680.00.