HK stocks close higher

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose Wednesday, in line with a broad advance across Asia and following a positive lead from Wall

Street, though investors remain on edge over tensions between China and the United States.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.18 percent, or 48.70 points, to 27,705.94.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.49 percent, or 14.27 points, to 2,891.70 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.51 percent, or 7.83 points, to 1,540.85, reports AFP.