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Hong Kong: Stocks end more than one per cent higher

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Stocks in Hong Kong surged more than one per cent Wednesday following a strong lead from Wall Street, while mainland investors brushed off data showing Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in October.

[HONG KONG] Stocks in Hong Kong surged more than one per cent Wednesday following a strong lead from Wall Street, while mainland investors brushed off data showing Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in October.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.60 per cent, or 394.16 points, to 24,979.69.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.35 per cent, or 34.73 points, to 2,602.78, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 1.39 per cent, or 17.77 points, to 1,294.22.

AFP

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