HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares advanced on Thursday in line with gains in the region amid a rebound in risk appetite, with some traders optimistic that U.S.-Iran tensions were unlikely to escalate.
The Hang Seng Index added 1.1% to 28,385.25 by noon. Among heavyweights, internet services company Tencent Holdings rose 1.7%, while pan-Asia insurer AIA Group rose 0.9%.
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