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HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks jumped more than one percent in the first few minutes of Monday's business, boosted by fresh

Aug 19 2019

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks jumped more than one percent in the first few minutes of Monday's business, boosted by fresh hopes for trade talks between China and the United States.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.01 percent, or 260.58 points, to 25,994.80 at the open.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.41 percent, or 11.70 points, to 2,835.52, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.10 percent, or 16.84 points, to 1,542.32.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019