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Stimulus hopes and oil recovery boost Hong Kong shares

Energy producers and financial heavyweights lift Hang Seng Index

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended 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 1.4% to 25,392.51 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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