HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday morning as bargain-buyers moved in after the previous day's big losses, while they await the end of a crucial US Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day.

The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.18 percent, or 46.43 points, to 25,860.68.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched 0.08 percent, or 2.03 points, higher to 2,578.68 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.11 percent, or 1.42 points, to 1,313.97.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2018