HONG KONG – Hong Kong market was closed early in the afternoon of Wednesday, after a typhoon No 8 warning signal was issued.

The Hang Seng Index rallied 2.41 percent, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index jumped 2.79 percent, extending Tuesday’s rally.

Macau gaming operators and tech firms jumped 10.2 percent in the afternoon, healthcare companies surged 7.1 percent, while tech firms were up 2.7 percent, to lead the rally.

Hong Kong-listed mainland pharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics soared as much as 63 percent.