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Hong Kong: Stocks close higher

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and China shares rallied Monday, building on a strong lead from Wall Street sparked by news that the US economy added more jobs than expected in July.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 1.51 per cent, or 333.51 points, to end the day on 22,479.60.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.93 per cent, or 27.58 points, to 3,004.28.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.06 per cent, or 20.65 points, to 1,962.26.


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