ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

China data spur Hong Kong shares higher by noon

HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their first gain in five days, helped by robust factory activity numbers out of China, even as Donald Trump's first address to the U.S. Congress offered little detail on his fiscal spending plans.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2% to 23,788.45 by Wednesday's break. Casino operators led advances after Galaxy Entertainment Group reported a jump in 2016 profit. China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) and CNOOC extended losses, setting them on course for a fifth day of declines.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more