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Hong Kong shares rise in line with Asia, US rally

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong rose in line with an Asian rally Tuesday and following strong gains on Wall Street, as energy firms were boosted by a surge in oil prices.

The Hang Seng Index added 1.16 percent, or 231.34 points, to 20115.29.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.25 percent, or 7.18 points, to 2,843.68 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China s second exchange, edged down 0.02 percent, or 0.35 points, to 1,814.68.