Dec 29 Hong Kong stocks edged up on Thursday, as
strength in tech stocks outweighed the bearish hint from Wall
Street, where stocks lost the most in two months overnight.
The Hang Seng index rose 0.2 percent, to 21,790.91,
while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.1 percent, to
The market got some support from mainland investors, who
spent 3.7 billion yuan ($532 million) buying Hong Kong shares
via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connector scheme.
An index tracking information technology stocks
added nearly 2 percent, after receiving a boost from heavyweight
Tencent Holding Ltd.
Shares of the tech giant gained the most in seven weeks and
were up around 2.2 percent, after Tencent said on Wednesday that
the long-awaited "Little Program" feature of its popular
messaging application WeChat would go live on Jan. 9.
($1 = 6.9543 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Richard Borsuk)