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Hong Kong: Stocks open higher, eyes on China data

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks began Thursday with further gains, after a five-day rally as traders tracked more Wall Street records while eyes shift to the release of Chinese economic growth data later in the morning.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.25 per cent, or 72.09 points, to 28,783.85.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.21 per cent, or 7.15 points, to 3,374.64 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.09 per cent, or 1.90 points, to 1,998.21.


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