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ICBC Leads China Banks Higher in Hong Kong on Reserve Ratio Cut

December 01, 2011

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. led local rivals higher in Hong Kong trading after China’s central bank yesterday said it will cut the reserve requirement for the first time in almost three years.

Shares of ICBC, the world’s biggest lender by market value, rose 8.8 percent to HK$4.69 as of 9:36 a.m. local time in Hong Kong, heading for its biggest one-day gain in almost two months.

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