Hong Kong stocks climb more than two per cent

The Hang Seng Index rose 2.11 per cent, or 513.25 points, to 24,890.68. — AFP pic
The Hang Seng Index rose 2.11 per cent, or 513.25 points, to 24,890.68. — AFP pic

HONG KONG, Aug 11 — Hong Kong shares finished on a healthy note today, boosted by hopes for upcoming China-US trade talks and optimism that lawmakers in Washington will eventually push though a new stimulus package.

The Hang Seng Index rose 2.11 per cent, or 513.25 points, to 24,890.68.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 1.15 per cent, or 38.96 points, to 3,340.29, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange retreated 1.49 per cent, or 33.97 points, to 2,243.45. — AFP

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