HK stocks finish on positive note

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Hong Kong stocks closed Monday with slight gains on optimism that US lawmakers will push through a new, huge stimulus for the world’s top economy. The Hang Seng Index added 0.11 percent, or 30.00 points, to 27,908.22. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.08 percent, or 38.61 points, to 3,531.50, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange shed 1.80 percent, or 43.64 points, to 2,375.86.—APP