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Hong Kong: Stocks build on gains at open
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks enjoyed more gains at the open on Thursday on growing optimism that China and the United States can reach an agreement to avert an all-out trade war.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.72 per cent, or 198.35 points, to 27,605.72 in early trade.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.05 per cent, or 1.32 points, to 2,732.17, but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.13 per cent, or 1.86 points, to 1,421.36.