Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Hang Seng stretches gains, Shanghai positive
(04-03 10:20)

Stocks in Hong Kong gained 0.63 percent at the open following another record close on Wall Street and after China announced a mini stimulus program to kick start the economy.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 142.12 points to 22,666.06 in the first few minutes.
In Shanghai, shares were up slightly in morning trading. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.20 percent, or 4.17 points, to 2,063.16.
The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.09 percent, or 0.99 points, to 1,056.11.—AFP


   
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