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November 23 2012, 7:22PM

Hong Kong shares have closed 0.79 per cent higher at the end of a quiet day, extending recent advances, on hopes for fresh policy measures by Beijing to boost the Chinese economy.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 170.78 points on Friday to end at 21,913.98 on turnover of HK$50.77 billion ($A6.34 billion).

Chinese shares closed up 0.58 per cent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 11.77 points to 2,027.38 on turnover of 38.3 billion yuan ($6.1 billion).

The index added 0.63 per cent for the week.