• Hong Kong stocks edged up in early trade Thursday.
  • The Hang Seng Index rose 0.25 percent, or 66.61 points, to 26,820.73.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks edged up in early trade Thursday, in line with an Asia-wide advance, after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.25 percent, or 66.61 points, to 26,820.73.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.24 percent, or 7.26 points, to 2,992.92 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.26 percent, or 4.31 points, to 1,659.92.