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Hong Kong stocks rally at open

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied almost one percent in the opening minutes of Friday, spurred by a strong lead from W

Updated Sep 06 2019

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied almost one percent in the opening minutes of Friday, spurred by a strong lead from Wall Street as data showed a healthy pick-up in US private-sector jobs.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.97 percent, or 257.60 points, to 26,773.13.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.13 percent, or 3.87 points, to 2,989.74 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.45 percent, or 7.44 points, to 1,659.07.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019