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Hong Kong stocks close nearly 4% higher on wednesday

Autor: CNBC
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Stocks in Hong Kong soared nearly 4% on Wednesday afternoon trade following reports that a controversial extradition bill is set to be withdrawn.

By the market close, the Hang Seng index had jumped 3.9% to 26,523.23, paring some gains after surging as high as more than 4% earlier.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will reportedly announce the withdrawal of a contentious extradition bill that has sparked months of mass protests and dampened investor sentiment. Its full withdrawal is one of five demands that protesters have been fighting for.

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