Hong Kong shares edged higher in half-day trade on Monday, helped by strength in the Chinese financial sector after state media reported that social security funds had allocated more money for investment.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 percent at 22,541.2 while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong closed up 0.4 percent.
Hong Kong financial markets will resume trading on Thursday.
Mainland China shares outshone other Asian markets on Monday, helped by strength in financials after state-run media reported of more fund allocation by the country's social security funds and raised expectations of additional investment in the sector.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.2 percent to 2,159 points.
Chinese banks rallied, with China Merchants Bank gaining 3.3 percent and Agricultural Bank of China rising 0.7 percent in Shanghai.
Alcohol stocks extended their November downward spiral as Kweichow Moutai fell 4.7 percent after Beijing banned its top brass from hosting boozy banquets while working.
Over in Southeast Asia, Singapore's Straits Times Index closed up 0.2 percent in thin volume while Malaysia's KL Composite Index ended up 0.5 percent.
In India, both the BSE Index and the 50-share NSE Index ended 0.1 percent higher.