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Shares of Apple Daily publisher soar despite Jimmy Lai asset freeze

Hong Kong sympathizers rally to show support for Next Digital

Next Digital shares rose as much as 330% on Thursday before ending the day up 50.5%.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Shares of Next Digital, publisher of Hong Kong's outspoken Apple Daily newspaper, soared up to 330% as they resumed trading on Thursday for the first time since the city government froze founder Jimmy Lai's controlling stake in the company.

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