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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks rise at open

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:53
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Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai climbed in the first few minutes of trade Monday following a mixed bag of Chinese data while dealers await the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week to see if it lifts interest rates.

[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai climbed in the first few minutes of trade Monday following a mixed bag of Chinese data while dealers await the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week to see if it lifts interest rates.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong rose 0.81 per cent, or 174.51 points, to 21,678.88.

In Shanghai the composite index gained 0.65 per cent, or 20.94 points, to 3,221.17.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.45 per cent, or 8.08 points, to 1,789.43.

AFP