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Hong Kong shares extend gains amid US stimulus hopes

Pork producer WH Group rises after reporting higher profit

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a second day higher on Wednesday following a surge on Wall Street overnight amid indications that U.S. lawmakers were nearing a deal for a stimulus package to boost the world's largest economy.

The Hang Seng Index added 2.1% to 23,143.24 by noon after rising 4.5% on Tuesday. Heavyweights AIA Group and Tencent Holdings rose 5% and 2.7%, respectively, contributing most to the gauge's gains by points.

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