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Hong Kong: Stocks climb, tracking rebound in global markets


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks climbed more than 2 per cent on Thursday, aided by a surge in energy shares, following overnight gains in US and European equities and a jump in oil prices.

The Hang Seng index ended up 2.3 per cent at 19,363.08 points, while the China Enterprises Index gained 3.0 per cent to 8,166.47.

The energy sector surged 4.3 per cent, with Chinese oil giants PetroChina, CNOOC and Sinopec posting sharp gains.