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Hong Kong shares end 2.33% higher

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Hong Kong shares ended 2.33 percent higher on Friday, capping a tough week for global markets after China released data showing growth in the world's number two economy had slowed.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 501.05 points to end at 22,013.57 on turnover of HK$65.98 billion ($8.51 billion).

Chinese shares ended up 2.14 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 47.04 points to 2,244.64 on turnover of 95.4 billion yuan ($15.4 billion). The index rose 1.72 percent for the week, despite Monday's poor data.

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