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Hong Kong stocks shoot up amid bargain hunting for coronavirus-battered shares

  • China Mobile, CK Asset, casino stocks among big winners
  • Hang Seng's gain is biggest since 2011  
     
Topic |   Stocks Blog
Visitors to the US Department of Labor in New York are turned away at the door by personnel due to closure over coronavirus concerns on March 18, 2020. Applications for jobless benefits are surging in some US states. Photo: Associated Press
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Happy Friday, traders!

What a day! The biggest gain for the Hang Seng since 2011.

Catch up on the latest action below. 

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