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0833 GMT – Hong Kong shares closed higher, led by tech and consumer stocks amid overall positive sentiment. China kept its benchmark lending rates steady as expected, which may stabilize the mainland and Hong Kong stock markets. Almost all sectors gained, with the technology and consumer sectors leading gains. JD Health International rose 5.4% and Tencent Holdings gained 3.6%. Haidilao International was up 5.3% and China Mengniu Dairy advanced 4.3%. China Hongqiao Group led losses, dropping 0.3%, and Sino Biopharmaceutical was down0.3%. The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed 1.9% higher at 17778.07 and the Hang Seng Tech Index was up 2.45%. (email@example.com; @ivy_jiahuihuang)
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