Hong Kong stocks finish higher

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Pedestrians walk past a stock market display board showing the losses at Hang Seng Index results in Hong Kong.
Pedestrians walk past a stock market display board showing the losses at Hang Seng Index results in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong stocks finished on a positive note Monday as investors welcomed data showing China's economy expanded at a quicker pace than expected last year.

The Hang Seng Index added 1.01%, or 288.91 points, to 28 862.77.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.84%, or 29.85 points, to 3 596.22, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange climbed 1.48%, or 34.92 points, higher to 2 401.78.

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