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Heavyweights lift Hong Kong shares despite virus worries

Vinda climbs after full-year profit jump, while Hang Lung drops following results

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares set course for their first gain in three days on Wednesday, led by a rebound for financial and technology heavyweights, even as fears grew over the spread of a coronavirus that originated in China.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.8% to 28,210.93 by noon following a 2.8% tumble on Tuesday. Social media and gaming company Tencent Holdings rose 1.4% after falling 2.7% on Tuesday, while insurer AIA Group climbed 1.2% following a 2.1% drop in the previous session.

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