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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.

Profit-taking likely as Hang Seng Index hits 21-month high

The risk of a short-term correction may be rising for the Hang Seng Index after it hit a 21-month high yesterday, as investors look to book short-term profits.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 5:25am

China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

The Hang Seng slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, with Apple’s suppliers hit after the tech giant reported underwhelming quarterly revenue. 

24 Jan 2013 - 5:29pm

Mainland economic growth data fuels surge in Hong Kong stocks

The Hang Seng Index yesterday rose to its highest level since June 2011 after the mainland's economic growth beat expectations, raising prospects for the world's second-biggest economy.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

How to make money in 2013: just go with the liquidity flow

What would you like to read about in the paper?" I asked my esteemed colleague Lai See the other day.

"How to make money this year," came his curt reply.

Of course, how to make money in 2013 is what everyone wants to know. Happily there are a few pointers out there.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:38am 1 comment

Hong Kong stocks down slightly by noon

Hong Kong shares fell 0.75 per cent in the morning session on Friday on profit-taking and concerns the US Federal Reserve could end its loose monetary policy earlier than expected. The benchmark Hang Seng Index shed 174.57 points to 23,224.03 on turnover of HK$39.66 billion

4 Jan 2013 - 1:02pm

MPF bounces back into profit, but fails to keep pace with Hang Seng

The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) enjoyed its best returns since 2009 last year, but could not beat the Hang Seng Index.

The 453 retirement funds, which cover the city's 2.5 million employees, returned on average 12.07 per cent, swinging into the black from an average loss of 8.42 per cent in 2011 and improving on a 7.18 per cent gain in 2010.

4 Jan 2013 - 8:32am

US fiscal cliff deal sets off bull charge in Hong Kong, US stock markets

Hong Kong stocks kicked off the new year with a 19-month high in heavy trading and could open even higher today if they track the overnight US market that rallied after the Congress approved a deal to avoid a "fiscal cliff".

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Asian markets surge as US averts fiscal cliff

Asian markets jumped on Wednesday after the US Congress backed a deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” of drastic tax rises and spending cuts in an upbeat start to the year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hang Seng counts down to upbeat start

Hong Kong stocks are expected to rise when the market opens today for the first time this year, following the fiscal cliff deal in the US Senate and new signs that manufacturing is picking up on the mainland.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:24am

Hong Kong stocks up 22.9 per cent over 2012

Last year was a profitable one for the Hong Kong stock market and hopes are high for this year.

The Hang Seng Index ended the year up 22.9 per cent as euro-zone worries ebbed and the leadership change in Beijing triggered hopes for greater economic reforms.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:49am