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Hong Kong stocks open with gains

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks started Wednesday on the front foot, extending the previous day's gains on optimism over Chi

July 24, 2019

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks started Wednesday on the front foot, extending the previous day's gains on optimism over China-US trade talks following reports of a top-level meeting planned for next week.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.63 percent, or 179.68 points, to 28,646.16.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.28 percent, or 7.99 points, to 2,907.93, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.28 percent, or 4.29 points, to 1,550.16.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019