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Hong Kong: Stocks surge on trade talk hopes


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks soared more than two per cent Thursday after the US and China edged closer to restarting talks to avert their trade row.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 2.54 per cent, or 669.45 points to 27,014.49.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.15 per cent, or 30.47 points, to end at 2,686.58, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, climbed 0.71 per cent, or 9.97 points, to 1,413.57.


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