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Chinese stocks jump at open after MSCI decision


[SHANGHAI] Shanghai rose at the beginning of trade Wednesday after US-based index compiler MSCI agreed to include mainland-listed shares in its benchmark of emerging markets.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.29 per cent, or 8.98 points, to 3,148.99, bucking a regional retreat.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 0.35 per cent, or 90.77 points, to 25,752.27.