BCN-01 Hong Kong shares rise in opening trade

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Hong Kong shares rise in opening trade

HONG KONG, June 3, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Hong Kong stocks opened on the front foot Thursday morning following a positive Wall Street lead with focus now on the release of key US data reports that will provide the latest snapshot of the world’s top economy.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.23 percent, or 67.70 points to 29,365.32.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.05 percent, or 1.72 points to 3,595.42, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange inches down 0.06 percent, or 1.39 points to 2,399.50.

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