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HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares jumped more than one percent Monday, building on the gains enjoyed at the end of last week as traders tracked a record close for the Dow on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng index added 1.16 percent, or 298.06 points, to 25,924.55.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.68 percent, or 21.20 points, to 3,144.37 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.58 percent, or 10.80 points, to 1,876.85.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2017

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