China stocks close up more than 1 pct, led by tech
SHANGHAI, March 17 (Reuters) - China stocks rose more than 1 percent on Thursday as bargain hunting in technology stocks offset weakness in financial shares.
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.1 percent to 3,124.20 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.2 percent to 2,904.83.
China's technology heavy growth board ChiNext closed up 5.3 percent, reversing consecutive falls in the past two sessions. (Reporting by Nathaniel Taplin; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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