Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks end week with strong rally

Shares in Hong Kong and mainland China ended sharply higher on Friday, topping out another positive week, with investors keeping tabs on the latest top-level trade talks between Chinese and US officials.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.96% to close at 29 051.36.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 3.20% to 3 090.76, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 3.38% to 1 695.14.

ZAR/USD
16.75
(+0.98)
ZAR/GBP
21.65
(+0.57)
ZAR/EUR
19.64
(+1.16)
ZAR/AUD
12.00
(+0.71)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+0.78)
Gold
1884.30
(-0.60)
Silver
23.22
(-4.10)
Platinum
888.01
(+0.90)
Brent Crude
41.31
(-3.06)
Palladium
2297.00
(+0.06)
All Share
54264.96
(-0.44)
Top 40
50042.44
(-0.55)
Financial 15
10071.85
(+0.68)
Industrial 25
73187.40
(-0.23)
Resource 10
53383.39
(-1.24)
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