Hong Kong stocks edge up at open

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks opened with fresh gains Friday, extending a rally into a sixth day following another positive lead from Wall Street as dealers are cheered by China-US trade hopes.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.09 percent, or 23.00 points, to 26,544.43.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.18 percent, or 4.45 points, to open at 2,539.55, and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, was 0.10 percent higher, or 1.35 points, at 1,304.83.