HONG KONG:- Shares in Hong Kong climbed 0.19 percent Monday as another batch of weak Chinese economic data fuelled hopes of further easing measures by Beijing.
A surge in US jobs creation also provided support.
The Hang Seng Index rose 45.03 points to 24,047.67 on turnover of HK$122.99 billion ($15.87 billion).
In mainland China the Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.81 percent, or 82.61 points, to 3,020.26 — the first time it has finished above 3,000 since April 2011. Turnover was 593.5 billion yuan ($96.4 billion).
It was its highest close since April 21, 2011 when the index ended at 3,026.66.
The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, rose 0.83 percent, or 12.02 points, to 1,466.65 on turnover of 367.3 billion yuan.