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  • Oct 2, 2014
  • Updated: 10:41am

Stock Talk

Hong Kong stocks close down 0.33pc

Hong Kong stocks closed 0.33 per cent lower on Friday as investors grew concerned that a stand-off in Washington over the US budget could lead to a government debt default.

Friday, 4 October, 2013, 8:54pm

Hong Kong shares in biggest gain in two weeks, China Unicom surges

Hong Kong shares had their biggest gain in two weeks on Thursday, lifted by the Macau casino and Chinese consumer sectors on hopes that stronger Chinese visitor numbers in the Golden Week holiday will enhance revenue.

3 Oct 2013 - 4:51pm

Hong Kong shares rebound from 3-week low, Hutchison jumps

Hong Kong shares rebounded off a three-week low on Wednesday, led by Hutchison Whampoa after local media reported the ports-to-telecoms conglomerate may spin off its Watsons health and beauty retail unit through an initial public offering.

2 Oct 2013 - 10:52pm

Asian shares mixed after US government shutdown

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after political gridlock in Washington triggered the first US government shutdown in 17 years, while upbeat regional economic data provided some cheer.

The dollar edged down against the yen, with investors saying the Capitol Hill stand-off made it less likely the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus programme soon.

1 Oct 2013 - 5:24pm

China shares outshine Asia on holiday eve, Hong Kong falls

China shares inched higher on Monday, outperforming other Asia markets as investors chased strength in retailers ahead of a week-long holiday, with the Shanghai benchmark heading for its biggest quarterly gain in three years.

30 Sep 2013 - 3:50pm

China shares see small bounce on industrial data, Hong Kong struggles

China shares rebounded modestly early Friday after data showed the pace of profit growth for Chinese industrial firms in August more than doubled from July, tempering Hong Kong weakness, with coal and aluminum counters leading gains.

27 Sep 2013 - 2:10pm

Hong Kong shares end up 0.1pc, China Merchants Holdings jumps

Hong Kong shares eked out gains in lacklustre trade on Wednesday, helped by a surge in ports-to-logistics conglomerate China Merchants Holdings as investors welcomed official confirmation of the imminent launch of Shanghai’s free trade zone.

The Hang Seng Index finished up 0.1 per cent at 23,209.6 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings was flat.

25 Sep 2013 - 6:25pm

Hong Kong stocks down 0.96pc by noon

Hong Kong stocks fell 0.96 per cent on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and owing to profit-taking after last week’s rally.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 223.49 points to 23,148.05 on turnover of HK$29.88 billion (US$3.85 billion).


24 Sep 2013 - 2:49pm

Hong Kong shares slip from near eight-month high, HSBC tumbles

Hong Kong shares slipped from a near eight-month high, led by a 1.9 per cent tumble for index heavyweight HSBC Holdings as investors on Monday pared last week’s gains on their return from a holiday on Friday.

23 Sep 2013 - 6:00pm

Asian shares fall after Fed-driven rally

Asian shares fell Friday after a global rally powered by the US Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain its vast stimulus programme, with a surprise interest rate hike dragging down Indian stocks.

Tokyo slipped 0.16 per cent, or 23.76 points, to 14,742.42 as the dollar held firm on better-than-expected US economic data. Sydney fell 0.36 per cent, or 18.8 points, to 5,276.7.

20 Sep 2013 - 5:34pm

Hong Kong shares at near eight-month high after Fed, but underperform most of Asia

Hong Kong shares ended a holiday-shortened week at their highest since early February on Thursday, led by gold-related and interest rate-sensitive counters after the US Federal Reserve unexpectedly did not trim its asset-buying programme.

19 Sep 2013 - 8:32pm

Hong Kong shares slip for second day ahead of Fed decision

Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight session in light volume on Wednesday as investors stayed away ahead of an expected paring of stimulus by the US Federal Reserve later in the day.

18 Sep 2013 - 7:31pm

Hong Kong shares finish 0.3pc below 17-week high

Hong Kong shares slipped from a 17-week high on Tuesday, led by financial counters as turnover dropped ahead of the two-day meeting at which the US Federal Reserve meeting is expected to start cutting its stimulus.

17 Sep 2013 - 8:19pm

Hong Kong shares at highest since May, Macau casino sector spikes

Hong Kong shares climbed to their highest in 17 weeks on Monday, as investors cheered Lawrence Summers’ withdrawal as a candidate to head the Federal Reserve and Macau election results made its gambling sector a standout performer.

16 Sep 2013 - 4:27pm

Hong Kong, China shares trim weekly gains as profit taking saps cyclicals

Hong Kong and China shares fell on Friday, led by Chinese cyclical counters from banks to materials as investors booked profits after robust gains earlier in the week.

At midday, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.5 per cent at 22,836.4 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 1.4 percent.

13 Sep 2013 - 2:10pm