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Hong Kong shares rise amid receding global growth worries

Casino operators extend gains after better-than-expected Macau gaming data

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a sixth day higher on Tuesday after economic data from the world's largest economies allayed worries about a global downturn.

The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1% to 29,590.05 by noon. Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment Group and Sands China rose 3.6% and 1.2%, respectively, building on their advances on Monday, when gaming revenue data released by the Macau government came in better than expected. Wynn Macau and MGM China Holdings rose 0.8% and 1.3%, respectively.

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