Hong Kong stocks up at open

Hong Kong stocks opened with gains on Friday, shaking off a weak lead from Wall Street on the final trading day of the year.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 1.75 percent to 23,517.

The Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.17 percent to 3,625, while the Shenzhen Composite Index rose 0.14 percent to 2,521. (AFP)