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Hong Kong shares jump on trade truce despite unrest

Smartphone parts makers and casino stocks lead gains on improved sentiment

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed higher on Tuesday, as investors returned from a long weekend to news that the American and Chinese presidents had agreed to resume talks on bilateral trade, even as political unrest in the city worsened.

The Hang Seng Index had risen 1.4% to 28,929.19 by noon. Heavyweights Tencent Holdings and Ping An Insurance Group added 2.8% and 3.6%, respectively.

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