IN London overnight Hongkong stocks remained firm with rises across the board averaging at least one spread. Hongkong Telecom remained firm at $10.40, but significantly HSBC Holdings eased slightly by 40 cents to $73.10. China Light and Power was up 25 cents to $37.25 and Hongkong Electric was up 15 cents to $18.05. Hongkong Land was up 15 cents to $13.75 but Jardine Matheson Holdings eased 20 cents to $54.80. Hutchison Whampoa was up five cents to $18.15. Sun Hung Kai Properties was up 10 cents to $35.60 and New World Development was up ten cents to $20.70. Swire Pacific A was up 10 cents to $35.60.