Hong Kong stocks build on rally at open

Hong Kong: Hong Kong shares edged up in the first few minutes of trade Friday following a sharp drop the day before, with energy firms boosted by a rally in oil prices.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.15 percent, or 40.03 points, to 26,491.06

However, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.11 percent, or 2.88 points, to 2,564.56 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.25 percent, or 3.27 points, to 1,322.16.