Hong Kong shares followed Asian markets higher on Thursday amid hopes global central banks will slow monetary tightening.

The Hang Seng index added 0.7 percent, to 15,584.56 points, extending a rebound following Monday's tumble. Most sectors rose, though listed mainland developers fell 3 percent to a fresh low. 

Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Tech Index rebounded for a third straight day, almost recovering Monday's 10 percent loss.

Alibaba jumped 4.1 percent, while JD.com surged 5.9 percent.