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HONG KONG, Dec 27 AFP

December 27 2012, 12:52AM

Hong Kong shares have opened 0.63 per cent higher following the lead from Tokyo where stocks were at nine-month highs thanks to a weakening yen.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index was up 141.11 points at 22,682.29 in the first minutes of trade on Thursday.