Hong Kong shares pick up at open

Hong Kong shares pick up at open


Hong Kong stocks rose in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, in line with a regional rally and following a strong lead from Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.73 percent, or 166.28 points, to 22,987.62.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was marginally higher, edging up 1.41 points to 3,071.44, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, was virtually flat, ticking up 1.70 points to 2,028.85, reports AFP.


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