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Hong Kong: Stocks start Thursday's session with gains

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Hong Kong stocks came out of the gates with healthy gains on Thursday morning after the Federal Reserve indicated it will not change interest rates throughout next year, pointing to strength in the US economy.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks came out of the gates with healthy gains on Thursday morning after the Federal Reserve indicated it will not change interest rates throughout next year, pointing to strength in the US economy.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.87 per cent, or 232.79 points, to 26,878.22.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.07 per cent, or 1.92 points, to 2,926.34 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, was marginally higher, inching up 0.38 points to 1,639.88.

AFP