Hong Kong shares soar to 7-year high as China investors bargain hunt

April 8, 2015 8:17 AM

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April 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index posted its biggest daily rise in more than three years and hit a near seven-year high as mainland investors poured in on Wednesday, the first day of trading in the city after a holiday break.

For the first time, Chinese investors on Wednesday used up the entire 10.5 billion yuan ($1.69 billion) daily investment quota that allows them to buy Hong Kong stocks under the Hong Hong-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme.

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