Hong Kong stocks build on rally at open

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks jumped more than two percent in the first few minutes of trade on Friday following another wall Street rally with trade talk hopes boosted by upbeat comments from Donald Trump.

The Hang Seng Index rose 2.22 percent, or 564.44 points, to 25,980.44.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.65 percent, or 43.01 points, to 2,649.25, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, rose 1.96 percent, or 25.64 points, to 1,331.95.