Hong Kong shares rise in early trading on Evergrande

Hong Kong shares rose in the first few minutes of trade Friday morning following a record lead from Wall Street while a report said troubled developer China Evergrande had paid the interest on an offshore bond a day before the deadline.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.37 percent, or 97.31 points, to 26,114.84.

The Shanghai Composite Index was flat, inching down 0.04 points to 3,594.75, while the Shenzhen Composite Index rose 0.11 percent, or 2.67 points, to 2,418.85. (AFP)