Stocks surge on hopes of progress in coronavirus treatment

Stocks surge on hopes of progress in coronavirus treatment

Financial markets across Asia rose Thursday, carried by optimism that a new drug could help to treat Covid-19. The makers Gilead Sciences said that data show remdesivir improved symptoms in patients given the drug early than among those who were treated later. In Tokyo, Nikkei was up by 2.6% in morning trading. China’s Shanghai Composite gained 1.2%, while in Shenzhen stocks were up 1.6%.

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