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Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks up by lunch

Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks up by lunchHONG KONG: Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong ended the morning session higher Monday as investors await the release of crucial Chinese indicators this week with fears that another round of weak results will fuel fresh market volatility.

In Shanghai the composite benchmark index added 0.87 percent, or 27.65 points, to 3,187.82 after an extended holiday weekend.

And the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, jumped 3.08 percent, or 51.50 points, to 1,725.45.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index added 0.22 percent, or 45.13 points to 20,885.74.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

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