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Hong Kong: Stocks open with gains

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares rose in the first few minutes of trade on Monday following another record lead from Wall Street, with investors welcoming a healthy US retail sales report.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.65 per cent, or 185.55 points, to 28,661.98.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.08 per cent, or 2.68 points, to 3,393.21 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, opened 0.05 per cent, or 1.10 points, down at 2,035.70.


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