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Hong Kong stocks gain 0.85%

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Hong Kong shares closed 0.85 percent higher Thursday as dealers played catch-up with regional gains after being closed for three days for the Lunar New Year holiday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 198.09 points to 23,413.25 on turnover of HK$57.83 billion ($7.46 billion).

Shanghai remained closed for the public holiday.

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