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Hong Kong Stocks rise after US markets cheer jobs data

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The Hong Kong finished session higher on Monday, 12 March 2018, building on a rally at the end of last week, helped by Wall Street's sharp advance on Friday as slower-than-expected wage increases in Friday's U. S. jobs data brushed off inflation concerns.

The jumped 1.93%, or 598.12 points, to end at 31,594.33. The Index, or the H-shares index, climbed 2.1% to 12,697.31. Turnover increased to HK$119.7 billion from HK$100 billion on Friday.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:58 IST