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Hong Kong stocks start week with more gains

HONG KONG, July 17, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Hong Kong stocks kicked the week off with further gains, extending a five-day rally Monday following another record close on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.76 percent, or 200.29 points to 26,589.52 at the open.

But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index inched down 0.08 percent, or 2.63 points, to 3,219.79 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.47 percent, or 8.78 points, to 1,872.23.