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 HONG KONG, Dec 24 - Hong Kong shares opened 0.23
percent higher on Thursday, tracking firm overseas markets, with
local property stocks aiding the rise ahead of a government land
auction early next week.
 Shares of Geely Auto (0175.HK) were set to open up 5.53
percent at HK$4.20 each. Ford Motor (F.N) said on Wednesday it
was nearing an agreement to sell its Volvo Swedish cars unit to
China's Geely, the parent of Geely Auto. [ID:nLDE5BM0VB]
 Shares of property group Wharf (0004.HK) rose 0.82 percent,
Henderson Land (0012.HK) advanced 0.79 percent, and Sino Land
(0083.HK) gained 0.28 percent.
 Stocks of market debutant Hontex International (0946.HK) were
set to open at HK$2.0, down 6.9 percent from the issue price of
 The benchmark Hang Seng Index .HSI opened 50.05 points
higher at 21,378.79.
 The China Enterprises Index .HSCE of top locally listed
mainland Chinese stocks gained 0.48 percent to 12,588.86.

 The market will close at midday on Thursday.
 (Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)

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