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Hong Kong: Stocks open higher on US-China trade hopes

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose at the open Thursday following upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump that a trade deal with China could come sooner than expected.

The Hang Seng Index added 84.17 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 26,029.52.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.31 per cent, or 9.05 points, to 2,964.48 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.23 per cent, or 3.69 points, to 1,642.46.

AFP

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