Hong Kong stocks finish on positive note

Hong Kong shares closed higher on Wednesday, having swung back and forth through the day, with traders turning their focus to an upcoming speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell later in the week.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.15% at 26 270.04.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was barely moved, inching up 0.33 points to 2 880.33, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dipped 0.10%, or 1.50 points, to 1 572.62.

ZAR/USD
17.16
(-0.01)
ZAR/GBP
21.54
(-0.09)
ZAR/EUR
19.35
(-0.01)
ZAR/AUD
11.90
(+0.09)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.04)
Gold
1793.14
(-0.06)
Silver
18.30
(+0.22)
Platinum
842.00
(+0.66)
Brent Crude
42.97
(-0.05)
Palladium
1917.68
(+0.61)
All Share
55243.80
(+0.72)
Top 40
50922.32
(+0.83)
Financial 15
10086.99
(-0.47)
Industrial 25
76855.87
(+0.55)
Resource 10
52017.34
(+1.71)
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