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Hong Kong: Stocks close with big gains


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rallied more than two per cent Tuesday, in line with a global advance, as positive results from early trials fanned hopes that scientists are on track to create a virus vaccine.

The Hang Seng Index rose 2.31 per cent, or 577.67 points, to 25,635.66.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.20 per cent, or 6.75 points, to 3,320.89, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange climbed 0.72 per cent, or 15.99 points, to 2,232.70.


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