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Hong Kong shares end 0.28% higher

Hong Kong shares closed 0.28 percent higher on Thursday following a third straight rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 64.23 points at 22,760.24 on turnover of HK$42.80 billion (US$5.52 billion). The index added to gains the previous day which came after China said growth in the world's number two economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in January-March. While the figure was lower than the 7.7 percent seen in the final three months of last year, it was slightly up on the 7.3 percent median forecast in a survey of 13 economists by AFP.

Hong Kong shares end 0.28% higher

Hong Kong shares closed 0.28 percent higher on Thursday following a third straight rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 64.23 points at 22,760.24 on turnover of HK$42.80 billion (US$5.52 billion). In China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.30 percent, or 6.24 points, to 2,098.88 on turnover of 74.3 billion yuan ($11.9 billion). The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.11 percent, or 1.17 points, to 1,086.23 on turnover of 83.0 billion yuan. dan/sm

Hong Kong stocks up 0.24% by lunch

Shares in Hong Kong rose 0.24 percent Thursday morning, following another rally on Wall Street in response to an upbeat report on the US economy and a Federal Reserve pledge to keep interest rates low. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 53.86 points to 22,749.87 by the break on turnover of HK$21.04 billion ($2.71 billion). dan/mtp

Hong Kong stocks up 0.24% by lunch

Shares in Hong Kong rose 0.24 percent Thursday morning, following another rally on Wall Street in response to an upbeat report on the US economy and a Federal Reserve pledge to keep interest rates low. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 53.86 points to 22,749.87 by the break on turnover of HK$21.04 billion ($2.71 billion). dan/mtp

Hong Kong stocks open 0.72% higher

Hong Kong stocks rose 0.72 percent at the open Thursday, in line with a regional advance, following another rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index was up 162.78 points at 22,858.79 in the first few minutes of trade. dan/sls

Hong Kong shares end 0.11% higher

Hong Kong shares edged up 0.11 percent on Wednesday after China released data showing the economy grew slightly more than expected in the first three months of the year. The benchmark Hang Seng Index ended up 24.75 points at 22,696.01 on turnover of HK$54.49 billion (US$7.03 billion). In China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.17 percent, or 3.52 points, to 2,105.12 on turnover of 75.1 billion yuan ($12.1 billion).

Hong Kong stocks up 0.63% by lunch

Hong Kong stocks rose 0.63 percent in the morning session on Wednesday after Chinese first-quarter growth came in slightly above expectations. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 142.66 points to 22,813.92 by the break on turnover of HK$28.50 billion ($3.68 billion). dan/ac

Hong Kong stocks open flat

Hong Kong shares opened flat Wednesday following a second straight rally on Wall Street while investors await the release of Chinese economic growth data. The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 14.95 points to 22,686.21 in the first few minutes of trade. dan/kjl

Hong Kong stocks lose 1.09% by lunch

Hong Kong stocks tumbled 1.09 percent Tuesday morning as investors ignored a rally on Wall Street ahead of the release of Chinese economic growth data later in the week. The benchmark Hang Seng Index was down 250.12 points at 22,788.68 by the break on turnover of HK$29.69 billion ($3.83 billion). dan/pj

Hong Kong shares end 1.60% lower

Hong Kong shares fell 1.60 percent on Tuesday as investors ignored a rally on Wall Street ahead of the release of Chinese first quarter growth data. The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 367.54 points to 22,671.26 on turnover of HK$63.61 billion (US$8.20 billion). In China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.40 percent, or 29.94 points, to 2,101.60 on turnover of 91.1 billion yuan ($14.6 billion).
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