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Hong Kong: Stocks build on gains at open

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks edged up at the start of trade on Wednesday, extending the previous day's rally after another positive lead from Wall Street, but traders are keeping an eye on the release of US inflation data later in the day.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.62 per cent, or 184.94 points, to 30,024.47.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.10 per cent, or 3.29 points, to 3,188.25, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.08 per cent, or 1.41 points, to 1,732.24.

AFP

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