Hong Kong stocks rise at start of trade

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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 started Wednesday with more healthy gains, extending their rally into a fourth day, as data showed a forecast-beating increase in Chinese factory activity in March.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.79%, or 225.03 points, to 28 802.53.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.13%, or 4.47 points, to 3 452.21, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange dipped 0.12%, or 2.64 points, to 2 226.63.

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