Hong Kong stocks end week on strong note

Hong Kong shares ended higher Friday, extending the previous day's near-three percent gains, as global markets were boosted by a better-than-expected reading on US jobs creation.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.99%, or 248.93 points, to 25 373.12.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.01% to 3 152.81 while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange rallied 1.28% to 2 041.89.

ZAR/USD
17.54
(+0.63)
ZAR/GBP
22.94
(+0.86)
ZAR/EUR
20.64
(+0.64)
ZAR/AUD
12.55
(+0.84)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+1.37)
Gold
1942.49
(-4.23)
Silver
27.03
(-6.98)
Platinum
959.00
(-2.53)
Brent Crude
44.95
(+1.33)
Palladium
2124.00
(-4.68)
All Share
57168.24
(+0.72)
Top 40
52831.61
(+0.76)
Financial 15
10215.75
(+3.21)
Industrial 25
75524.64
(+1.14)
Resource 10
58677.82
(-0.46)
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