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Hong Kong: Stocks extend gains at open


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rallied at the open on Thursday, extending gains of more than one per cent the previous day as traders were buoyed by another strong lead from Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index rose 1.00 per cent, or 249.06 points, to 25,228.75.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.55 per cent, or 14.25 points, to 2,617.03, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.86 per cent, or 11.11 points, to 1,305.33.


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