Hong Kong shares finished barely moved Friday, bringing an end to a tumultuous week that has seen the city crippled by violent protests, which show no sign of abating.
The Hang Seng Index inched up 2.97 points to 26,326.66.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.64 percent, or 18.53 points, to 2,891.34 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dived 1.13 percent, or 18.43 points, to 1,605.70.
Source : AFP
Wall Street's main stock indexes closed at record levels on Friday, fueled by fresh optimism over a potential calming of U.S.-China trade tensions and by big gains in shares of healthcare companies.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 221.71 points, or 0.8%, to 28,003.67, the S&P 500 gained 23.72 points, or 0.77%, to 3,120.35 and the Nasdaq Composite added 61.81 points, or 0.73%, to 8,540.83.
Source : Reuters
Oil futures gained nearly 2% on Friday as comments from a top U.S. official raised optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal, but worries about increasing crude supplies capped prices.
Benchmark Brent crude gained $1.03, or 1.7%, to settle at $63.31 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude rose 95 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $57.72 a barrel. Brent and WTI both posted their second straight weekly gain.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview on Fox Business Network on Friday...