Hong Kong stocks extend gains at open

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks rose in the first few minutes of trade on Thursday, building on the previous two days’ gains, after a positive start to the US corporate reporting season.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.19 percent, or 51.11 points, to 26,953.21.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.12 percent, or 3.16 points, to open at 2,573.58, but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, was 0.05 percent, or 0.61 points, lower at 1,320.91.

[source_without_link]AFP[/source_without_link]

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