Hong Kong stocks open higher

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a stocks display board outside Exchange Square in Hong Kong July 16, 2020, as the city experiences another spike in coronavirus cases. The Hang Seng Index today added 0.84 per cent, or 206.47 points, to 24,664.60. — AFP pic
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a stocks display board outside Exchange Square in Hong Kong July 16, 2020, as the city experiences another spike in coronavirus cases. The Hang Seng Index today added 0.84 per cent, or 206.47 points, to 24,664.60. — AFP pic

HONG KONG, Aug 4 — Hong Kong stocks kicked off today with gains, tracking rises in Europe and the United States, and following a drop in the number of new infections in the city.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.84 per cent, or 206.47 points, to 24,664.60.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.25 per cent, or 8.47 points, to 3,376.44, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange rose 0.13 per cent, or 3.07 points, to 2,318.51. — AFP

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