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Hong Kong (AFP) - Asian markets rose Friday morning following another record close on Wall Street as the likelihood of a US interest rate hike in the near term dwindled, with Tokyo hitting a new 15-year high.

Shanghai (AFP) - Chinese investors' borrowing to trade on the country's stock markets -- the force behind their extraordinary recent performance -- has surpassed 2 trillion yuan for the first time, figures showed Friday, highlighting the risks in the rally.

Hong Kong (AFP) - Two Hong Kong-listed divisions of property, finance and wine trading conglomerate Goldin edged up Friday, a day after plunging more than 40 percent, while analysts said city regulators' oversight had been called into question and had been given a "black eye".

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