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China factory data lifts Hong Kong shares

Hang Seng Index has worst quarter since 2015 amid coronavirus pandemic

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended higher on Tuesday, led by gains for mainland companies listed in the city after China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded this month.

The Hang Seng Index added 1.9% to 23,603.48. Among heavyweights, AIA Group jumped 2.9%, contributing most to the index's gains by points. Sino Biopharmaceutical slid 4.3% after the Chinese drugmaker reported a 70% plunge in 2019 net profit.

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