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Hong Kong: Stocks open sharply higher

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares started Wednesday morning with big gains on fresh hopes for a virus vaccine, which offset news that Donald Trump had removed the city's special trade privileges as expected.

The Hang Seng Index rose 1.61 per cent or 410.89 points to 25,888.78.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.22 per cent or 7.46 points to 3,422.08, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange edged up 0.15 per cent or 3.47 points to 2,313.04.

AFP

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