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Shanghai, Hong Kong: Stocks tick up after open

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[HONG KONG] Stock markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong climbed in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, tracking US gains and following another wave of selling the previous day fuelled by worries about China's economy.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.31 percent, or 9.46 points, to 3,026.16 a day after diving more than five percent. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.94 percent, or 17.37 points, to 1,865.47.

In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 0.65 percent, or 129.86 points, to 20,018.36.

AFP

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