Dec 28 Hong Kong stocks advanced on the first
trading day following the Christmas break, with a bounce in
commodity prices on the mainland lifting energy and raw
The benchmark Hang Seng index added 0.8 percent, to
21,754.74 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index
, which tracks Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong,
gained 1.3 percent, to 9,300.63 points.
Energy and raw material shares were up around 1 percent,
helped by a strong rebound in commodity prices, with rebar
and coke futures soaring around 5 percent and
7 percent respectively at one point on Wednesday.
Most sectors advanced, with information technology stocks
the biggest performer, up 2 percent.
Shares in index heavyweight Tencent Holdings Ltd,
the industry bellwether, gained more than 2 percent after
touching a 5-1/2-month low in the previous session.
Investors welcomed Tencent's plan to use platform services
of a digital mapping company controlled by Germany's leading car
makers in its products, after sealing a deal to buy stake in the
(Reporting by Jackie Cai and John Ruwitch; Editing by Simon