HONG KONG Oct 6 Hong Kong stocks had solid
gains on Thursday, boosted by buying of Chinese shares as some
investors built positions ahead of next week's reopening of the
The benchmark Hang Seng Index rose 0.7 percent at
23,952.50 points and the China Enterprises Index gained
1.4 percent - its biggest one-day gain since Sept. 19 - to
China's stock market is closed all this week for the
National Day holiday. It reopens on Monday.
Helping lift Hong Kong indexes were resource and financial
shares, tracking an overnight surge in oil prices.
Hong Kong financial sub-index rose 1 percent.
Shares of PetroChina climbed 4.1 percent to close
at their highest since June 10. China Shenhua rose 3.3
percent and China Life by 3.9 percent.
Galaxy Entertainment Group shares jumped 3.8 pct
to reach their highest close since August 2015 after Nomura
raised its target price for the stock.
Shares of China's Lenovo Group Ltd rose 1.5
percent on media reports that it is in talks to bring Fujitsu
Ltd's personal computer business under its control.
(Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Richard Borsuk)