Mainland China and Hong Kong stocks rose slightly in the morning session on Thursday, supported by financial sectors after a sharp jump on Wednesday on the back of strong trade data. The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index stood at 21,346.42 at the lunchtime break, up 0.89 per cent or 187.71 points, after opening at 21,456.61. The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.06 per cent or 1.94 points to 3,068.58 at the lunchtime break, refreshing the three-month high recorded on Wednesday. The CSI 300 – which tracks large-caps listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen – rose 0.1 per cent or 3.3 points to 3,285.53.
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