Hong Kong stocks open higher

Hong Kong stocks edged up in opening trades Wednesday with energy firms lifted by a bounce in oil prices after a recent sell-off. The Hang Seng Index added 0.21 percent, or 48.36 points, to 22,889.33. But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.13 percent, or 4.00 points, to 3,104.77 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, slipped 0.27 percent, or 5.04 points, to 1,867.98.

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