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China stocks jump on trade talk hopes, strong loan data

China stocks jumped on Monday after trade talks between the United States and Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline, and new data showed Beijing's attempts to boost investment led to record new loans in January. ** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.79 percent at 2,730.27 points. ** China's blue-chip CSI300 index was up 2.11 percent, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 2.01 percent. ** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong stocks end weaker ahead of trade talk outcome

Hong Kong shares closed lower on Thursday as investors kept a cautious stance hoping for a breakthrough in the trade impasse between United States and China. ** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 0.2 percent at 28,432.05 points, while Hang Seng China Enterprises index closed 0.3 percent lower. ** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares ended up 0.2 percent, while the IT sector closed 0.8 percent lower, the financial sector ended flat a

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