China stocks rise to 7-year highs on easing hopes

April 10, 2015 7:20 AM

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SHANGHAI, April 10 (Reuters) - China's main stock indexes rose to fresh seven-year highs on Friday, posting their fifth consecutive weekly gains, as tepid inflation data reinforced expectations of more policy easing.

The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.9 percent on Friday, to 4,344.42, bringing this week's gain to 4.2 percent.

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