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Hong Kong stocks close 0.31% higher

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Hong Kong stocks rose 0.31 percent Tuesday in the first day's trading after a long holiday weekend, although gains were capped by below-forecast manufacturing data from China and the United States.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 68.19 points to end at 22,367.82 on turnover of HK$60.16 billion ($7.76 billion).

Chinese shares closed down 0.30 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 6.66 points to 2,227.74 -- its lowest since December 27 -- on turnover of 77.6 billion yuan ($12.5 billion).

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