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.
Hang Seng could see more consolidation after Friday’s retreat from a 10-day rally, as heavyweight local developers may got hit following the fresh property curbs and third-quarter earnings continue to overhang the market.Monday, 29 October, 2012, 2:42pm
Hong Kong stocks ended their 10-day rally yesterday as investors took profits on worries that soon-to-be-released corporate earnings may disappoint after major mainland companies, including China Unicom, missed third-quarter results forecasts.27 Oct 2012 - 3:11am
Shares in China Unicom, the nation's No2 mobile operator, had their biggest drop in value in more than three years yesterday after the company's third-quarter profit missed market estimates.27 Oct 2012 - 3:18am
The Hang Seng hit a fresh 2012 high on Wednesday, buoyed by expectations of more capital inflows after the HKMA moved to weaken the Hong Kong dollar for the fourth time in a week.24 Oct 2012 - 8:22pm
Giulia Liu, a retiree in her late 50s, got burned trading stocks last year. She put HK$1.6 million into the local market, trading individual shares with a focus on small-caps, and lost 60 per cent of her money when markets dived on the euro-zone crisis.22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am
Shares of National Arts Holdings, a film producer and distributor, plunged 30.2 per cent at one stage yesterday on news it would price a rights issue at 10 HK cents per share - a discount of 81 per cent to Thursday's close.20 Oct 2012 - 3:14am
The Hong Kong share market rose yesterday to its highest level since May 3 as investors flocked into mainland-related stocks on speculation that Beijing may have more market-boosting measures in the pipeline.14 Oct 2012 - 1:07pm
Chinalco Mining, a unit of Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco), may slash its up to US$1 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong by more than half as it faces lacklustre demand for new shares amid the global downturn.
Chinalco Mining - the nation's largest smelter of aluminium - was close to launching a global share offering to raise between US$800 million and US$1 billion in May.11 Oct 2012 - 3:03am
Shares of retailers, especially gold and jewellery sellers, fell yesterday, the first day after the "golden week" holiday on the mainland, amid concerns that retail sales during the period had been much weaker than expected.
The Hong Kong Retail Management Association said it had revised expected sales growth for the period to 5 per cent from 8 per cent.9 Oct 2012 - 3:01am
Share prices of Hong Kong-listed developers partly owned by mainland firms soared yesterday.
The Hong Kong Parkview Group shot up 45.27 per cent to HK$5.07 as the Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 per cent to close at 21,012.38 points, a five-month high.6 Oct 2012 - 10:06am