Hong Kong shares soar on hopes China COVID rules may ease


              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York. Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5, and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange as the Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell speaks after announcing a rate increase in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Workers wearing face masks give massages to customers as they sit on chairs on a sidewalk in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Chinese stocks in Hong Kong gained Friday after the health ministry said the mainland's severe anti-virus controls should be less costly and disruptive and a city said it would ease restrictions after access to an area around the world's biggest iPhone factory was suspended. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask walks past a promotional display at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Chinese stocks in Hong Kong gained Friday after the health ministry said the mainland's severe anti-virus controls should be less costly and disruptive and a city said it would ease restrictions after access to an area around the world's biggest iPhone factory was suspended. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              FILE - Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.  Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Thursday, Nov. 3,  and Treasury yields are again bumping up against multiyear highs a day after the Federal Reserve indicated that its fight against inflation is far from over. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              A currency trader hangs her jacket on a chair in front of screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              A currency trader passes by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tokyo’s benchmark declined Friday, while shares in the rest of the region mostly gained, as investors looked ahead to a closely watched U.S. jobs report and fretted over further monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
            
              Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tokyo’s benchmark declined Friday, while shares in the rest of the region mostly gained, as investors looked ahead to a closely watched U.S. jobs report and fretted over further monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Hong Kong shares soar on hopes China COVID rules may ease