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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks start day on positive note


[HONG KONG] Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai edged up in the first few minutes of trade Wednesday following a surge in Europe and a broadly positive lead from Wall Street.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 0.30 per cent, or 67.52 points, to 22,331.77.

In Shanghai the benchmark composite index edged up marginally, adding 0.26 points to 3,605.06, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.03 per cent, or 0.73 points, to 2,231.91.