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.
Chinese stocks this year fell to levels unseen since the global financial crisis, as investors ignored a rebound in the world’s second largest economy and focused on fundamental problems with the market.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Hong Kong stock prices will will see growth in the low teens next year amid ample liquidity and a recovery on the mainland, say market players.
According to the median estimate of 13 strategists and fund managers polled by the South China Morning Post, the Hang Seng Index is likely to rise to 24,500 points by the end of next year.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Hong Kong shares tested fresh 17-month intra-day highs in holiday-thinned Thursday trade as investors caught up on strong gains in mainland markets during the 2½ day break taken for Christmas.27 Dec 2012 - 9:44pm
Analysts predict the Hang Seng Index will rise further in the next few months, after it hit a 16-month high.
The benchmark rose 128.64 points to 22,623.37 yesterday, up 22.7 per cent year to date.20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
Hong Kong stocks rose to a 16-month high on speculation the US central bank may decide to more than double the size of its monthly bond purchases, which could draw more hot money into the city's equity market.
The Hang Seng Index added 179.41 points, or 0.8 per cent, to finish at 22,503.35 yesterday, the highest since August last year.13 Dec 2012 - 4:49am
A surge in HSBC and Ping An Insurance shares pushed Hong Kong's key stock market barometer to a 16-month high yesterday after the London-based lender said it would sell its stake in the Chinese insurer to Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group.6 Dec 2012 - 4:09am
The Hang Seng Index closed at its highest level since August last year on Wednesday, after China allowed insurers to invest more in banks.5 Dec 2012 - 6:12pm
Hong Kong stocks rose, with the city’s benchmark index heading for a three-day gain, after China’s manufacturing rose to the highest level in seven months, adding to signs the world’s second-largest economy is recovering.3 Dec 2012 - 10:29am
The Hang Seng Index crossed the 22,000-point level yesterday as market sentiment continued to strengthen amid an influx of hot money.
The index rose 107.5 points, or 0.49 per cent, to close at 22,030.39. With that, the index has risen 1.8 per cent in November, making it the third straight month of gains.1 Dec 2012 - 3:16am
The stock market rose more than 500 points in two days to reach a two-week high yesterday on higher expectations of an improved economy on the mainland.
The Hang Seng Index closed higher by 218 points to 21,743 yesterday, adding to the increase of 296 points on Wednesday.23 Nov 2012 - 1:40am