Hong Kong stocks open with gains

Hong Kong stocks started slightly higher Wednesday morning following another record on Wall Street as investors grow hopeful US lawmakers will reach agreement on a new stimulus.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.33 per cent, or 82.76 points, to 25,029.39.

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The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.25 per cent, or 8.36 points, to 3,363.33, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange was flat, inching down 0.60 points to 2,299.90.