Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks rally at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks climbed in line with a regional advance at the open Thursday, following strong leads from Wall Street and Europe as traders cheered a surge in oil prices.

The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong gained 0.45 per cent, or 91.15 points, to 20,297.82.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.25 per cent, or 7.75 points, to 3,058.34, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.27 per cent, or 5.35 points, to 1,967.06.


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