Hong Kong Stocks Open 1.68% Higher

Hong Kong shares surged 1.68 percent in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, as investors returned after a public holiday that saw a rally in regional markets.

The Hang Seng Index added 469.49 points to 28,462.32.

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.97 percent, or 46.92 points, to 4,860.72.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, rose 1.10 percent, or 30.63 points, to 2,815.70.

Source: AFP