Hong Kong: Shares rise at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks enjoyed a healthy start to Thursday morning following another strong lead from Wall Street and Europe as traders took heart from upbeat corporate earnings.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.88 per cent or 239.70 points to 27,464.28.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was flat, inching up 1 point to 3,563.66, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange added 0.24 per cent or 6.09 points to 2,498.63.



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