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Hong Kong: Stocks end 0.34% higher


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose 0.34 per cent on Thursday, lifted by bargain-buying following a six-session losing streak while investors also tracked a surge in Shanghai.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 79.99 points to 23,797.96 on turnover of HK$77.92 billion (S$13.9 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.78 per cent, or 58.42 points, to 3,349.32 on turnover of 407.2 billion yuan (US$66.1 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.26 percent, or 4.31 points, to 1,684.84 on turnover of 315.0 billion yuan.