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.
Hong Kong stocks fell yesterday to their lowest levels in four weeks after a closely watched manufacturing index showed mainland output dropped the most in 32 months in the first three weeks of this month.Thursday, 24 November, 2011, 12:00am
Shares in the fashion retailer Bauhaus International plunged by nearly a quarter yesterday after the company issued a profit warning over higher costs.
Bauhaus stock fell 24.8 per cent to close at HK$2.18 yesterday, the biggest decline since the stock started trading in May 2005. The Hang Seng Index retreated 1.4 per cent on the day.22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Shares of mainland food companies Want Want China Holdings and Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp rose strongly yesterday after they were added to the Hang Seng Index.
Want Want, the country's largest producer of rice crackers, rose as much as 16.4 per cent before closing at HK$7.44, up 6.13 per cent.15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
China Gas Holdings shares recorded their biggest jump in nearly three years yesterday following news that an undisclosed party has offered to buy 'a substantial stake' in the mainland-based gas supplier.
The stock leapt 34 HK cents or 14.35 per cent to HK$2.71 on resumption of trading, on a day the Hang Seng Index rose 1.94 per cent.15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong equities were battered by euro-zone pressures once again last week, as news that Moody's had downgraded Spain's sovereign ratings by two notches spooked investors. But the killer blow was a comment from German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel that a European Union summit last week would not offer a definitive end to the crisis.24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Listing activity has fallen by more than half in value worldwide and by a fifth in Hong Kong in the third quarter because of the debt crises in the euro zone and the United States, according to a report from Ernst & Young.11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
The Hang Seng Index seems to be headed for its worst week this year, plunging for a fourth consecutive day, while US stocks tumbled again and entered bear market territory yesterday as European officials postponed a vital aid payment to Greece.
The Hang Seng Index has lost 9.78 per cent since Thursday last week and 27.41 per cent so far this year.5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Shares in Great Wall Motors slumped 8.9 per cent on their Shanghai trading debut yesterday amid cooling investor sentiment towards domestic initial public offerings.29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Fears about a global recession sent the Hang Seng Index plunging below the 17,000-point level at one stage yesterday, taking the Hong Kong benchmark into bear market territory.
The 46-member index ended the day down 1.48 per cent at 17,407.8 points, its lowest in more than two years, and reached 16,999.5 points during intra-day trading.27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong stocks tumbled to a two-year low yesterday as Europe's debt woes weighed heavily on equity investors after Greece pledged more austerity to avoid a default.20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
On Friday Monitor laid into Bill Ackman, the New York hedge fund manager who says he is betting on a 30 per cent upward revaluation of the Hong Kong dollar.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong broker Sun Hung Kai Financial made a costly mistake yesterday, buying millions of China Life Insurance shares as a result of what it said was an error in its computer system.
Traders said the broker placed a buy order worth more than HK$37 billion for 2 billion shares for China Life at HK$18.82 about half an hour before the close of the stock market.9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Singamas Container Holdings, the second-largest shipping container maker, will become a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Index - as well as the Hang Seng Composite Industry Index-Industrial Goods and the SmallCap Index - from Monday.2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
New Hang Seng indices will be launched next Monday to track foreign companies' performance and to measure Hong Kong and mainland companies' corporate sustainability.30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
It was a directionless week for the Hang Seng, with investors absorbing many rounds of earnings news.
China Life on Tuesday announced a 28 per cent drop in first-half profit (year on year). The ensuing share price drop wiped out about US$4 billion of the issuer's equity value. It was by far the biggest disappointment of the week.29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am