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Hong Kong: Stocks open with gains after holiday


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks edged up in the first few minutes of trade on Thursday as investors returned from a one-day break to play catch-up with a regional advance.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.20 per cent, or 49.88 points, to 25,512.14.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.65 per cent, or 16.70 points, to 2,544.91 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.68 per cent, or 8.65 points, to 1,257.90.


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