Hong Kong stocks higher in early trading, Ping An blazes upbeat path for insurers

… mainland Chinese lenders Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Bank of China Hong Kong jumped 2.8 per cent to HK$6.97 and 4.7 per cent to HK$40.90 respectively. Hang Seng Bank also hit a three-year high of HK$200.40, gaining 2.45 per cent by noon.
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