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Hang Seng Index opens higher as investors look ahead to US-China trade deal

Zhang Shidong and Srinivasan Iyer

Good day, traders

Traders will probably be braced for another volatile day after China and Hong Kong stocks dropped after a short burst on concerns about excessive gains yesterday. Though China and the US are soon expected to ink the much-heralded phase one trade deal, reports have emerged that some tariffs on Chinese goods are likely to stay in place until after the presidential elections and any cut will rest on how Beijing complies with the agreement.

Hong Kong's market is expected to remain busy for the rest of the week, with three IPOs trading today and another seven tomorrow.

 

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