Hong Kong stocks ended the morning session 0.49 percent higher, while Shanghai rallied Monday after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the government would provide support if the economy continues to underperform.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 117.54 points to 23,940.75 by lunch on turnover of HK$37.89 billion ($4.89 billion).

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 1.82 percent, or 61.40 points, to 3,434.31.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, gained 2.42 percent, or 41.34 points, to 1,749.42.

Source : AFP