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Hong Kong shares climb as investors watch central banks

Energy producers edge up after steep losses, while crude recovers

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed higher on Tuesday, as investors awaited further indications from global central banks on measures they plan to take to help their economies weather the impact of the new coronavirus.

The Hang Seng Index added 1.8% to 25,494.68 by the midday break after slipping briefly during the morning session. The gauge had slumped 4.2% on Monday amid a global sell-off sparked by a plunge in oil prices and risk aversion stemming from the coronavirus.

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