Hong Kong stocks rise at open

Hong Kong stocks opened with further gains Tuesday following a strong performance on Wall Street fuelled by hopes over Ukraine-Russia ceasefire talks.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.40 percent, or 86.32 points, to 21,771.29.

The Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.05 percent, or 1.51 points, to 3,216.01, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange added 0.23 percent, or 4.73 points, to 2,101.24.