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Why these 4 ASX shares started the week with a bang

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has had a positive start to the week and in afternoon trade is up 0.4% to 5,726 points

Four shares which have had an even better start to the week are listed below. Here’s why they have started the week with strong gains:

The Avz Minerals Ltd (ASX: AVZ) share price has continued its strong run, rising a further 28% to 7.8 cents. As I mentioned earlier, investors have been fighting to get hold of Avz Minerals shares due to the significant potential of its Manono lithium project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I believe it is certainly worth keeping a very close eye on.

The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price is up 4% to $5.66 thanks to the iron ore price jumping to a four-month high. According to the Financial Times, Chinese futures have risen as much as 7% on Monday after Chinese data revealed that construction sector activity has climbed to the highest level in over three and a half years.

The Kogan.com Ltd (ASX: KGN) share price has climbed 4% to $2.50. Although there was no news out of the company today, investors appear to be reacting positively to an announcement made at the end of last week which revealed that Kogan will soon start offering insurance products. Whilst I still wouldn’t be a buyer of its shares, I do like the way Kogan has continued to diversify its offering this year.

The Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD) share price is up 3% to 7 cents after the medicinal cannabis company advised of an expansion to its breast cancer research collaboration. According to the release, following positive early data which showed that its formulations had anti-cancer effects across different breast cancer cell lines, Zelda and Complutense University have extended the research now to investigate the effect of cannabinoids on cancer stem cell-like cells.

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