Happy Friday, traders! Trade drove sentiment today, with Hong Kong and China stocks rising on optimism the US and China will strike a deal. Catch up on the day's action below. Please help us improve our blog by taking this quick -- under 2 minutes! -- survey . Your feedback will really help us make the blog better for you! Also, if you would like the Live Stocks Blog emailed to you each morning, click here . -- Deb Price and Snow Xia in Hong Kong Note: Information in this blog is on an "as is" basis and not a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any securities or otherwise; and is not investment/professional advice or services in this regard. It is subject to our T&C. SCMP (as defined in T&C ) shall not be liable for any loss, damage and costs relating to any investments in securities or otherwise in this connection.