Buying among directors surged after two weeks of flat trading while selling fell, based on filings on the Hong Kong stock exchange from December 5 to 9. A total of 41 companies recorded 268 purchases worth HK$443 million, compared with 13 firms with 49 disposals worth HK$56 million.
Hutchison Whampoa, one of Hong Kong’s largest listed companies, is controlled by Cheung Kong Group, a property company. Hutchison's operations span ports, property and hotels, retailing, power generation and telecommunications. It owns Cheung Kong Infrastructure, and is headed by Li Ka-shing, Asia’s wealthiest man.