April 20 Hong Kong stocks rebounded modestly on
Thursday along with global equity markets, though gains were
capped by uncertainty over the French presidential election at
the weekend and tensions with North Korea.
Lower oil prices also dragged on shares of energy companies.
The Hang Seng index rose 1.0 percent to 24,056.98
points, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.7
percent to 10,056.17.
France will hold the first round of its two-stage
presidential election on Sunday.
On North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the
United States was looking at ways to pressure Pyongyang over its
nuclear programme, as North Korean state media warned Americans
don't "mess with us".
The energy sector was flat after oil prices tumbled
Software makers were strong, up over 3 percent, led by index
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Kim Coghill)