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Hong Kong: Stocks rise at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares started slightly higher Thursday following a positive lead from Wall Street, with investors awaiting the release of Chinese economic growth data.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.27 per cent or 67.82 points to 25,549.40.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.15 per cent or 4.95 points to 3,356.36, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange inched down 0.99 point to 2,260.81.


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