Hong Kong stocks begin with rally

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HONG KONG, March 18, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Hong Kong stocks jumped nearly one
percent at the open on Thursday morning following a strong performance on
Wall Street as traders cheered the Federal Reserve’s upbeat assessment of the
US economy.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.98 percent, or 283.49 points, to 29,317.61.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.12 percent, or 4.09
points, to 3,449.64, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second
exchange added 0.19 percent, or 4.16 points, to 2,222.43.