Hong Kong stocks build on gains at close

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks extended gains Thursday as hopes for China-US trade talks were boosted by a report the two sides were working on an outline for a plan to resolve the dispute.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.41 percent, or 115.87 points, to 28,629.92.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.34 percent, or 9.42 points, to 2,751.80, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.27 percent, or 3.89 points, to 1,444.35.