Hong Kong stocks up in early trade

Exchange Square in Hong Kong with bull statue.
Exchange Square in Hong Kong with bull statue.

Hong Kong - Hong Kong stocks rose in early trade on Friday, recovering slightly a day after a US rout spilled into Asia.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.45%, or 113.24 points, to 25 379.61.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.36%, or 9.42 points, to 2 574.04, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.64%, or 8.33 points, to 1 285.57.

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