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Hong Kong shares lead regional gains despite unrest

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HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares outperformed the rest of Asia 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 added 1.2% to 28,875.56. Heavyweights Tencent Holdings and Ping An Insurance Group added 2.8% and 3%, respectively. Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment Group and Sands China rose 7.1% and 7.4%, respectively, after data released on Monday showed Macau gaming revenue rose a better-than-expected 5.9% in June from a year ago.

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