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Hong Kong stocks end near 4-month highs on China rally

Hong Kong stocks edged higher on Wednesday, ending near a four-month high hit in the previous session, as market sentiment was lifted on hopes of recovery in the Chinese economy after a seventh straight session of gains in mainland shares.

EMERGING MARKETS-Indonesia leads region higher as China jumps again

Indonesian stocks led renewed gains across Asia's emerging markets on Wednesday, as domestic moves to prop up its coronavirus-hit economy added to bullish sentiment stemming from another surge in China. Rising global infections and an increasingly cautious outlook over U.S. growth had tempered appetite for risk in the first half of the day, but by lunchtime all but one of the region's stock mark

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares waver on coronavirus fears

Global stocks faltered on Wednesday, losing momentum after a five-day rally, as an increase in new coronavirus cases in some parts of the world undermined prospects for a quick economic recovery. Oil prices fell on oversupply fears.

London shares dip as surging virus cases dim rebound hopes

London-listed shares slid for a second straight day on Wednesday as another jump in global cases of the novel coronavirus clouded hopes for an economic rebound in the second half of the year, while FirstGroup tumbled on flagging going concern doubts.

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