Hong Kong - Hong Kong stocks rose 0.19 percent on Friday after Chinese data showed manufacturing activity at its highest level in 18 months.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 43.42 points to 23,249.79 on turnover of HK$49.03 billion ($6.33 billion).
Chinese shares ended up 0.37 percent.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 7.95 points to 2,149.56 on turnover of 76.3 billion yuan ($12.5 billion). - Sapa-AFP