Hong Kong Stock End Up 0.11 %

Hong Kong shares closed 0.11 percent higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note after a surge on Wall Street as worries about a possible US rate hike eased.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 25.25 points to 23,823.21 on turnover of HK$ 73.71 billion ($ 9.51 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.70 percent, or 23.59 points, to 3,372.91 on turnover of 374.0 billion yuan ($ 60.7 billion). The index added 4.06 percent over the week.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, gained 1.38 percent, or 23.24 points, to 1,708.08 on turnover of 287.3 billion yuan. It rose 3.41 percent for the week.

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Hong Kong Stocks Close Up 0.11 %

Hong Kong stocks closed 0.11 percent higher on Wednesday after record-setting gains on Wall Street and relief over a Greek debt deal.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 28.21 points to 24,778.28 on turnover of HK$ 71.38 billion ($ 9.20 billion).

In mainland China, shares closed lower on the first trading day after the week-long Chinese New Year holiday, despite data showing manufacturing activity hit a four-month high in February, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.56 percent, or 18.07 points, to 3,228.84 on turnover of 265.1 billion yuan ($ 43.2 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.77 percent, or 12.43 points, to 1,598.30 on turnover of 244.1 billion yuan.

Source : AFP

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