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Hong Kong&#39s Hang Seng index, battered on Monday after stockmarket falls in the US and the collapse of leading investment bank Peregrine, regained some of its losses on Tuesday. The Hang Seng rose by 7.4 per cent to 8,720 points on Tuesday after it dropped by 8.7 per cent on Monday.

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