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Hong Kong: Stocks post record close

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks posted their highest ever close on Tuesday, boosted by a flood of cash from mainland Chinese investors and a worldwide surge in optimism about the global economy.

The Hang Seng Index leapt 1.81 per cent, or 565.88 points, to close at 31,904.75.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.77 per cent, or 26.10 points, to 3,436.59 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.72 per cent, or 13.79 points, to 1,927.56.

AFP

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