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Hong Kong: Stocks rise at Friday's open

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Hong Kong shares opened with slight gains on Friday morning but investors remained on edge after US lawmakers passed a bill supporting the city's rights, causing anger in China and fuelling concern about ongoing trade talks.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares opened with slight gains on Friday morning but investors remained on edge after US lawmakers passed a bill supporting the city's rights, causing anger in China and fuelling concern about ongoing trade talks.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.45 per cent, or 118.00 points, to 26,584.88.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.09 per cent, or 2.60 points, to 2,906.24 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.17 per cent, or 2.85 points, to 1,634.09.

AFP

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