On October 3, it was reported that according to documents disclosed by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on October 3, M&G Plc increased its holdings at an average price of HK$6.7879 per share on September 28$MEILAN AIRPORT(00357.HK)$694,000 H shares worth approximately HK$4,710,800. After the increase in holdings, the latest number of shares held by M&G Plc was 11.581 million shares, and the ratio of good positions increased from 4.77% to 5.10%.
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