HONG KONG – Hong Kong stocks edged higher Wednesday.

The Hang Seng Index rallied 1.74 percent, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index jumped 1.95 percent, extending the Tuesday rally.

Healthcare companies led the rally, jumping 6.7 percent. Mainland pharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics surged as much as 51 percent.

Hong Kong Observatory is considering issuing No 8 typhoon signal before 1:40 PM, stock market trading will terminate 15 minutes after the issuance of the signal.