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Hong Kong shares end 0.77% higher

Hong Kong shares end 0.77% higher/AFP

Hong Kong shares end 0.77% higher/AFP

HONG KONG, April 2- Stocks in Hong Kong rose 0.77 percent Thursday, in line with a regional advance, as investors await the release of key US jobs data at the end of the week.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 192.89 points to 25,275.64 on turnover of HK$124.74 billion ($16.10 billion).

In mainland China the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.41 percent, or 15.49 points, to 3,825.78 on turnover of 632.0 billion yuan ($102.9 billion).

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, gained 1.86 percent, or 37.36 points, to 2,043.03 on turnover of 583.1 billion yuan.

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