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HSBC, AIA and Ping An weigh on Hang Seng Index as the benchmark ends just above 24,000 level

  • Tech stocks Tencent and Alibaba made further gains

  • Shanghai Composite Index recoups day's losses to end on a high

The Ladies Market in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, wears a deserted look as the coronavirus outbreak keeps shoppers away. Photo: Felix Wong
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Hong Kong stocks struggled for direction as traders stayed on the sidelines. However, Chinese equities clawed back losses made in the morning session to close in positive territory.

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