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  1. Business - Money

    Asian shares fall, yen firms as US debt deadline nears

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Asian shares and US stock index futures fell while the safe-haven yen rose on Monday as a possible US debt default crept closer after weekend talks in Washington failed – though markets appear still to expect that a last-minute compromise will be reached. Adding to the gloom, China’s export growth unexpectedly fizzled in September , underscoring worries about ...

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    Hong Kong shares close at near three-week high on upbeat China, US news

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 06:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares hit their highest close since September 23 and eked out their first weekly gain in three, buoyed by a strong mainland Chinese market and rising hopes that a US debt default can be averted. The Hang Seng Index ended Friday up 1.2 per cent at 23,218.3 points. It rose 0.3 per cent on the week, its first gain since the week ended September 20. The China ...

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    Hong Kong shares rebound in weak turnover, lifted by China holiday spending

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 02:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares rebounded on Tuesday, buoyed by a solid performance in China’s markets as investors cheered strong Golden Week holiday spending in the mainland’s property and retail sectors. But gains came in weak turnover, with traders reporting low buying interest in Chinese financials ahead of a batch of fresh economic data from China. September loan growth ...

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    Hong Kong shares test month-low as power producers dip, China weaker too

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares tested their lowest in a month in early Thursday trade, with mainland China markets also weaker, as power producers fell following cuts to on-grid prices of thermal electricity that could hurt their margins. The market’s focus will be on a batch of China data that could start to appear this week: September figures for money supply and loan growth ...

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    Hong Kong shares slip, led by fall at Sun Hung Kai Properties

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 02:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chinese financial markets are closed on Monday for a public holiday Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, led by Sun Hung Kai Properties on fears of weak demand after local media said the world’s second-largest real estate developer was offering cash discounts at a relaunched project. The Hang Seng Index finished down 0.7 per cent at 22,974 points, extending losses on Friday. ...

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    Hong Kong shares in biggest gain in two weeks, China Unicom surges

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 02:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares had their biggest gain in two weeks on Thursday, lifted by the Macau casino and Chinese consumer sectors on hopes that stronger Chinese visitor numbers in the Golden Week holiday will enhance revenue. The Hang Seng Index ended up 1 per cent at 23,214.4 points, its biggest daily gain since September 19. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese ...

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    Hong Kong shares rebound from 3-week low, Hutchison jumps

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 02:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares rebounded off a three-week low on Wednesday, led by Hutchison Whampoa after local media reported the ports-to-telecoms conglomerate may spin off its Watsons health and beauty retail unit through an initial public offering. Strength in defensive shares pointed at underlying caution, despite broader optimism that the first partial US government shutdown in 17 ...

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    China shares outshine Asia on holiday eve, Hong Kong falls

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 03:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai China shares inched higher on Monday, outperforming other Asia markets as investors chased strength in retailers ahead of a week-long holiday, with the Shanghai benchmark heading for its biggest quarterly gain in three years. But Hong Kong markets sank to their lowest in two weeks, hurt by a subpar reading in a private survey on factory activity ...

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    Hong Kong shares end up 0.1pc, China Merchants Holdings jumps

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 02:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hong Kong shares eked out gains in lacklustre trade on Wednesday, helped by a surge in ports-to-logistics conglomerate China Merchants Holdings as investors welcomed official confirmation of the imminent launch of Shanghai’s free trade zone. The Hang Seng Index finished up 0.1 per cent at 23,209.6 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings was flat. ...

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    China shares see small bounce on industrial data, Hong Kong struggles

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 01:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters China shares rebounded modestly early Friday after data showed the pace of profit growth for Chinese industrial firms in August more than doubled from July, tempering Hong Kong weakness, with coal and aluminum counters leading gains. Shares of most companies seen linked with the Shanghai free-trade zone and listed in the mainland extended losses ahead of its official ...




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