BCN-14 Hong Kong stocks enjoy further gains

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Hong Kong stocks enjoy further gains

HONG KONG, Jan 7, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks enjoyed
another day of gains Monday, tracking a surge on Wall Street, as investors
cheered easing measures by the Chinese central bank and China-US trade talks
got underway.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.82 percent, or 209.67 points, to close at
25,835.70, building on Friday’s gains of more than two percent.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.72 percent, or 18.22
points, to 2,533.09, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks
on China’s second exchange, gained 1.71 percent, or 21.92 points, to
1,301.41.

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