Outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange building. The Hang Seng Index opened higher at 24,773.8, the best level since July 2015, before wiping nearly out all its gains in early afternoon trade. By the close, it ended up 0.3 per cent, or 81 points, at 24,696.13. Photo: AFP

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Outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange building. The Hang Seng Index opened higher at 24,773.8, the best level since July 2015, before wiping nearly out all its gains in early afternoon trade. By the close, it ended up 0.3 per cent, or 81 points, at 24,696.13. Photo: AFP
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