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Luxury stocks rise as China marginally eases some COVID-19 restrictions

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By Scott Kanowsky 

Investing.com -- Shares in European luxury firms moved higher after China said that it will slightly relax some of its COVID-19 rules for overseas travelers and close contacts to infected cases.

Companies known for their high-end brands popular with Chinese shoppers, including Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY), Kering (LON:0IIH) SA (EPA:PRTP), LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (EPA:LVMH), and Hermes International SCA (EPA:HRMS), saw their stock prices are all in the green in the wake of the announcement.

Meanwhile, Switzerland's Compagnie Financière Richemont (LON:0QMU) S.A. (SIX:CFR), which also posted better-than-expected sales and profit in its latest results despite COVID-induced sluggishness in Chinese demand on Friday, was trading near the top of the pan-European STOXX 600.

The move by Beijing marks the first easing of China's ongoing zero-COVID strategy since President Xi Jinping was reaffirmed as party leader for a third term last month.

Under the new policy, passengers arriving in the country, as well as people who have been in close contact with a COVID case, will have their mandatory quarantines shortened by two days.

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