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Hong Kong shares snap losing streak as US futures climb

Sunny Optical Technology rises after jump in 2019 profit

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose for the first time in five days on Tuesday, tracking a rebound in U.S. equity index futures and shrugging off the worst single-day drop since 1987 on Wall Street on Monday.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.9% to 23,263.73 after changing direction at least six times during the day. Heavyweights Tencent Holdings and AIA Group rose 2.3% and 2.7%, respectively, contributing more than half the gauge's gains by points.

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