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Hong Kong: Stocks rise at open on Trump-Kim talks

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Friday morning, extending the previous day's strong gains as traders welcomed news that Donald Trump would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss its nuclear programme.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.66 per cent, or 203.75 points, to 30,858.27.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.09 per cent, or 3.02 points, to 3,291.43, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.12 per cent, or 2.31 points, to 1,858.78.

AFP

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