Hong Kong shares open flat

Hong Kong stocks barely moved at the open of trade on Friday as traders struggled to track a strong rally on Wall Street, with tech firms in the spotlight after Apple and Amazon reported below-forecast earnings.

The Hang Seng Index inched down to 20,271.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.36 percent to 2,986, while the Shenzhen Composite Index added 0.80 percent to 1,823.