BCN-27 Shanghai stocks boosted by growth data

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Shanghai stocks boosted by growth data

HONG KONG, April 17, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Mainland Chinese shares ended higher
Wednesday after data showed the world’s number two economy grew much more
than expected in the first three months of the year.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.29 percent, or 9.52 points,
to 3,263.12 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s
second exchange, added 0.72 percent, or 12.69 points, to 1,772.71.

But Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was slightly lower, dipping 5.19 points to
31,124.68.

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