Hong Kong stocks close 0.16 pct higher

Hong Kong stocks closed up 49.46 points, or 0.16 percent, at 30,644.73 points on Friday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 30,099.71 and 30,720.15. Turnover totaled 253.28 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 32.68 billion U.S. dollars).