Hong Kong - Hong Kong stocks rose, extending their best weekly gain since September, as China Shenhua Energy jumped after announcing a special dividend.
The Hang Seng Index added 0.8% to 24 501.99, its highest close since August 2015. Shenhua posted its biggest gain since 2008. China Mobile and Tencent, which are both scheduled to report earnings this week, rose at least 2.7%. The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.4% at the close, after falling on Friday by the most this year.
Hong Kong is entering its peak season for earnings releases, with more than 275 companies announcing their financial results this week, including heavyweights Tencent and Cnooc.