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Hang Seng Index

Established in 1969, the Hang Seng Index is the benchmark stock market index, monitoring changes in 48 constituent blue chip stocks. It is maintained by Hang Seng Indexes Company, a unit of Hang Seng Bank, which is controlled by HSBC Group.

Morgan Stanley's 'bull tail' sees Hang Seng at 50,000

Morgan Stanley's chief Asian equity strategist Jonathan Garner raised more than a few eyebrows yesterday among the 1,000 or so portfolio managers assembled in the ICC for the bank's Hong Kong investment conference.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 3:32am 6 comments

Asian stocks near 5-year high on back of US rally

Asian stocks closed near a five-year high yesterday, tracking a strong performance in the United States market and buoyed by better-than-expected home sales in the world's largest economy, amid indications that global central bankers will continue implementing easing measures.

1 May 2013 - 4:27am

HSI snaps five-day run of declines

The Hang Seng Index ended a five-day losing streak, led by mainland banks and brokers, as investors built positions before the earnings season and Beijing indicated it would bring in more foreign investors into the mainland stock market.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:35am

Night trading off to slow start

After-hours trading of equity futures debuted with thin volumes last night, fuelling concern among local brokers that big investors could use it to manipulate stocks, leading to financial instability.

9 Apr 2013 - 4:37am

Late nights loom as evening trade begins

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), which runs the local stock and futures markets, will today add a new 5pm to 11pm session for trading Hang Seng Index and H-share index futures.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Cyprus bailout prompts fund managers to cut equity exposure

Renewed market jitters after the decision to rescue Cyprus have prompted some of the world's top fund houses to cut their risk profile to minimise losses in volatile global equity markets.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:25am

Hang Seng starts Year of the Snake on a high note

Investors returned from the Lunar New Year holiday to a buoyant day of trading on the Hong Kong stock market yesterday, with the Hang Seng Index adding 198.09 points, or 0.85 per cent, to close at 23,413.25.

15 Feb 2013 - 7:12am

Hong Kong stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake

Hong Kong stocks could open the Year of the Snake on a bullish note as Asian markets rose after US corporate earnings sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a five-year high.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

It's snakes and ladders on CLSA's Fung Shui Index

The Hang Seng was likely to continue climbing to an intrayear high in August on the back of a strong performance in the resources sector, the broker said. Afterwards, it would slump and fluctuate between losses and gains before bouncing back to positive territory in January.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am

HSI adds Lenovo, dumps Chalco

Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index will no longer include the loss-making state-owned enterprise Aluminum Corp of China, also known as Chalco, but will add computer manufacturer Lenovo, Hang Seng Indexes said in a quarterly review yesterday.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am