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  • Jul 22, 2014
  • Updated: 5:41pm

Stock Talk

Hong Kong shares close down 0.6pc on profit taking

Hong Kong shares fell on Tuesday as investors locked in profits after strong gains the day before and ahead of a slew of earnings reports, while uncertainty over possible military action by the United States against Syria also weighed.

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 4:36pm

Hong Kong stocks close 0.65pc up Wall Street rally

Hong Kong shares ended up 0.65 per cent by the close Monday following a rally on Wall Street fuelled by a waning of fears the Federal Reserve will begin tapering its stimulus programme.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index climbed 141.81 points to 22,005.32 on turnover of HK$47.35 billion (US$6.11 billion).

26 Aug 2013 - 6:41pm

Hong Kong shares have worst week since mid-June

Hong Kong shares surrendered early gains and edged lower on Friday, dragged by afternoon weakness in Chinese markets as investors stayed cautious ahead of a slew of earnings reports from heavyweight Chinese financials next week.

The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.2 per cent at 21,863.51, while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.4 per cent.

23 Aug 2013 - 4:39pm

Hong Kong shares snap five-day losing streak on manufacturing signals

Hong Kong shares reversed early losses and ended higher on Thursday, as investors covered recent shorts after positive European and China manufacturing surveys gave support to cyclical stocks.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.4 per cent at 21,895.4. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 1.1 per cent. For both, the gains were the first in six days.

22 Aug 2013 - 4:15pm

Hong Kong shares post fifth straight loss amid outflow concerns

Hong Kong shares posted a fifth-straight day of losses on Wednesday as investors remained cautious on concerns over outflows from Asian markets ahead of a China economic survey that could offer clues on the world’s second-largest economy.

21 Aug 2013 - 5:07pm

Hong Kong shares slide 2.2pc on profit-taking, fund movement

Hong Kong shares suffered their worst day in nearly seven weeks on Tuesday as investors took profits on Chinese energy and power counters and funds broadly moved out of Asian markets.

20 Aug 2013 - 4:54pm

Hong Kong shares end down for third straight session

Hong Kong shares ended lower for the third straight session on Monday, with investors awaiting further direction from mainland markets and ahead of major corporate earnings later this month.

The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.2 per cent at 22,463.7 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong edged down 0.2 per cent on the day.

19 Aug 2013 - 5:39pm

Hong Kong shares end down 0.1pc, but have best week in nine months

Hong Kong shares, after tracking on Friday’s roller-coaster ride for mainland Chinese markets, ended the day on a tepid note, but they still had their best week of the year.

The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.1 per cent at 22,517.8 points, but gained 3.3 per cent this week - its best weekly showing since the week that ended November 23, 2012.

16 Aug 2013 - 4:35pm

Hong Kong shares end flat, Li & Fung in biggest gain in 4½ years

Hong Kong shares ended flat on Thursday, as weakness in the local property sector offset an 11.6 per cent surge for Li & Fung as investors covered short bets on hopes that the worst is over for the exporter.

15 Aug 2013 - 5:35pm

China stocks down 0.29pc, HK markets closed by Typhoon Utor

Chinese shares closed down 0.29 per cent on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains, as worries resurfaced over the domestic economy, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 6.02 points to 2,100.14 on turnover of 95.8 billion yuan (HK$120.4 billion).

Trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange was suspended for the day following disruption caused by Typhoon Utor.

14 Aug 2013 - 4:41pm