Hong Kong stocks follow Wall Street higher

Hong Kong stocks kicked off Tuesday with gains following a record-breaking performance on Wall Street to start the year, but Omicron, inflation and supply chain problems were among the problems keeping sentiment in check.

The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.54 percent to 23,401.

The Shanghai Composite Index ticked 0.26 percent higher to 3,649, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second exchange added 0.45 percent to 2,541. (AFP)