Hong Kong stocks close up 2.1%

Hong Kong stocks ended sharply higher on Friday as Chinese trade data came in better than expected despite the tariff war with Washington and following the previous day's heavy losses.

The Hang Seng index jumped 2.12% to close at 25 801.49.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.91% to 2 606.91, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.19% to 1 296.36.

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