HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares recouped some intraday losses but still ended near a three-year low on Friday, as worries over the new coronavirus continued to weigh on sentiment. Mainland equity markets also ended off lows.
The Hang Seng Index ended 1.1% lower at 24,032.91 after sliding as much as 7.4% earlier. The gauge, which ended at its lowest since April 2017, saw some heavyweights recovering in the afternoon session, with AIA Group and Tencent Holdings adding 0.4% each.
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