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Hong Kong shares edge up after US-China trade deal

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HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended higher after a choppy trading day on Thursday, as investors digested details of the first phase of a Sino-American trade deal that was signed on Wednesday following months of anticipation.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.4% to 28,883.04 after trading in a 278-point range. London-headquartered bank HSBC Holdings ended 0.2% higher, while mainland lenders Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank declined 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively.

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