Hong Kong stocks rally more than 2pc on trade hopes

The Hang Seng Index jumped 2.34 per cent, or 600.51 points, to 26,308.44. — Reuters pic
The Hang Seng Index jumped 2.34 per cent, or 600.51 points, to 26,308.44. — Reuters pic

HONG KONG, Oct 11 — Hong Kong stocks surged more than two per cent today on optimism over China-US trade talks, while energy firms were boosted by a spike in oil prices after an Iranian tanker was hit by a double explosion in the Gulf.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 2.34 per cent, or 600.51 points, to 26,308.44.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.88 per cent, or 25.95 points, to 2,973.66, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, climbed 0.31 per cent, or 5.12 points, to 1,636.96. — AFP

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