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Hong Kong stocks open higher

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose at the start of Friday's trading after data showed a better-than-expected pick-up in Chinese factory activity for July.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.15 per cent, or 36.70 points, to 24,747.29.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.18 per cent, or 6.03 points, to 3,280.80, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange eased 0.10 per cent, or 2.14 points, to 2,225.19.


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