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Hong Kong shares edge up as focus shifts to trade

Bosideng jumps on sales data, while China Merchants Land surges on outlook

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended higher on Tuesday as market attention shifted toward trade optimism, although they gave up some gains as investors watched developments related to Middle East tensions.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.3% to 28,322.06 after rising as high as 28,473.08 earlier. Internet services company Tencent Holdings rose 2.2% and pan-Asia insurer AIA Group added 1.2%, effectively offsetting declines by other companies. China Construction Bank lost 0.6% and China Mobile dropped 0.7%.

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