Hong Kong shares reach highest close in eight weeks

viernes 4 de marzo de 2016 04:09 GYT

March 4 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose to a eight-week closing high on Friday, capping a bullish week on an upbeat note, as global equity markets continued to strengthen on higher oil and commodity prices.

The Hang Seng index rose 1.2 percent, to 20,176.70, while the China Enterprises Index gained 2.0 percent, to 8,557.69 points. Both indexes closed at their highest level since Jan 8.

For the week, the Hang Seng rose 4.2 percent and HSCE 6.5 percent.

Energy and resources shares led the benchmark index higher.

(Reporting by Samuel Shen and Nathaniel Taplin; Editing by Richard Borsuk)