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HK, China: Stocks start week with a rally

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares rallied more than one per cent Monday as data showing a better-than-expected jump in US jobs creation highlighted the ongoing improvements in the world's top economy.

The Hang Seng Index rose 1.11 per cent, or 260 points, to close at 23,829.67.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.76 per cent, or 24.26 points, to 3,237.02 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.81 per cent, or 16.25 points, to 2,029.89.


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