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Hong Kong: Equities open on Wednesday with gains

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong investors started Wednesday with another rally, pressing on with a global advance that was kicked off by France's first-round election result, with eyes on the expected unveiling of Donald Trump's tax reform plan later Wednesday.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.44 per cent, or 107.31 points, to 24,563.25.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched down 0.05 per cent, or 1.65 points, to 3,132.92 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.08 per cent, or 1.46 points, to 1,881.40.


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