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SHARES hit a more than three-year high after an index of manufacturing activity in China hit an 18-month high in June, raising hopes for the world’s economy.

Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 0.71 percent, or 169.63 points, to 24,141.50 — its highest since April 2011 — on turnover of HK$86.03 billion.

Cheung Kong Holdings was unchanged at HK$140.30, HSBC added 0.81 per cent to HK$80.75 and Cathay Pacific Airways climbed 0.55 per cent to HK$14.68 while CNOOC was 0.29 per cent higher at HK$13.92. AFP

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