Hong Kong stocks climbed 2.02 per cent on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said it would do what it could to save the euro.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 382.17 points to end at 19,274.96 on turnover of HK$43.98 billion ($5.67 billion).
Chinese shares closed up 0.13 per cent, but overall gains were capped by economic concerns, dealers said.
The Shanghai Composite Index, which covers both A and B shares, edged up 2.77 points to 2,128.77 on turnover of 46.7 billion yuan ($7.3 billion).
The index on Thursday hit its lowest close in more than three years. It fell 1.84 per cent for the week.