China shares again topped the gainers board last week, with Shenzhen B shares rising 6.17 per cent. Shenzhen A shares were close behind with a 5.27 per cent rise on the week. A strong showing from Shanghai in A and B shares added to the gains seen already this year. A shares - reserved for domestic investors - this year have outperformed the rest of the region, gaining more than 20 per cent in Shanghai and Shenzhen. Liquidity has continued to pour into B shares as well. Shenzhen B shares are up 13.51 per cent and Shanghai B shares 5.12 per cent. Taiwan's benchmark index rose a further 1.33 per cent last week. Hong Kong stands out as the only market in the greater China sphere that ended the week sharply lower. The Hang Seng Index lost 4.5 per cent, making last week the worst the territory's market has seen in a year. Even the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index failed to follow China's B-share markets higher last week, as it sometimes does. Bangkok stocks were marginally higher after a 3 per cent fall on Friday erased gains made early in the week.