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Hong Kong: Stocks open on the front foot

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong started Thursday on a positive note, clawing back some of the previous day's big losses but traders remain on edge over a fresh flare-up in tensions between China and the United States.

The Hang Seng Index gained 0.71 per cent, or 177.96 points, to 25,235.90.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.81 per cent, or 27.01 points, to 3,306.15, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.93 per cent, or 20.91 points, to 2,230.52.


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