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Shanghai Composite ends April higher, transport stocks rise ahead of Labour Day holiday

The Shanghai Composite Index finished 1.3 per cent higher on Thursday. The CSI 300 gauge of large caps listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen gained 1.2 per cent and the technology focused ChiNext rose 1.9 per cent to 2,069.43.

The Shanghai Composite Index finished 1.3 per cent higher on Thursday. The CSI 300 gauge of large caps listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen gained 1.2 per cent and the technology focused ChiNext rose 1.9 per cent to 2,069.43.

Shanghai Composite ends April higher, transport stocks rise ahead of Labour Day holiday
30 Apr 2020 - 3:43PM
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index ends shortened Friday trading session 0.2 per cent higher

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 per cent to close at 27,949.64 on Friday afternoon. China Mobile rose the most during the abbreviated trading session, rising by 2.35 per cent to HK$69.7. The Year of the Pig, on the whole, closed 0.15 per cent lower.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 per cent to close at 27,949.64 on Friday afternoon. China Mobile rose the most during the abbreviated trading session, rising by 2.35 per cent to HK$69.7. The Year of the Pig, on the whole, closed 0.15 per cent lower.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index ends shortened Friday trading session 0.2 per cent higher
24 Jan 2020 - 3:15PM
Hong Kong, China stocks weighed down by Wuhan outbreak, Shanghai Composite in biggest daily loss since May 6

The Hang Seng Index declined by 1.5 per cent on Thursday, as investors grew weary of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index closed 2.8 per cent lower, with all A-share market sectors in decline.

The Hang Seng Index declined by 1.5 per cent on Thursday, as investors grew weary of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index closed 2.8 per cent lower, with all A-share market sectors in decline.

Hong Kong, China stocks weighed down by Wuhan outbreak, Shanghai Composite in biggest daily loss since May 6
23 Jan 2020 - 5:12PM
China markets are pushed up by tech shares, Hong Kong stocks have best day in nine sessions

Blue-chip stocks increase broadly, as the Hang Seng Index rises 1.3 per cent on Wednesday for its biggest daily gain in nine sessions. Meanwhile, on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite closes 0.3 per cent higher, the Shenzhen Component gains 1.1 per cent and the ChiNext Index climbs by 1.4 per cent. 

Blue-chip stocks increase broadly, as the Hang Seng Index rises 1.3 per cent on Wednesday for its biggest daily gain in nine sessions. Meanwhile, on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite closes 0.3 per cent higher, the Shenzhen Component gains 1.1 per cent and the ChiNext Index climbs by 1.4 per cent. 

China markets are pushed up by tech shares, Hong Kong stocks have best day in nine sessions
25 Oct 2020 - 5:17PM
Hong Kong market weighed down by Wuhan pneumonia, suffers worst fall in over five months

The Hang Seng Index declined by more than 800 points on Tuesday, falling by the most in a day since August 5. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.4 per cent, its biggest daily loss since November 11, the Shenzhen Component fell 1.5 per cent and the ChiNext Index shed 0.8 per cent.

The Hang Seng Index declined by more than 800 points on Tuesday, falling by the most in a day since August 5. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.4 per cent, its biggest daily loss since November 11, the Shenzhen Component fell 1.5 per cent and the ChiNext Index shed 0.8 per cent.

Hong Kong market weighed down by Wuhan pneumonia, suffers worst fall in over five months
22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM
China stocks rise in strong start to week, but fail to lift Hong Kong market

The Hang Seng Index declined by 0.9 per cent to close at 28,795.91 on Monday, recording its biggest daily loss since December 4, as profit taking set in ahead of Lunar New Year. Stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen advanced, however, in a strong start to the four-day trading week.

The Hang Seng Index declined by 0.9 per cent to close at 28,795.91 on Monday, recording its biggest daily loss since December 4, as profit taking set in ahead of Lunar New Year. Stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen advanced, however, in a strong start to the four-day trading week.

China stocks rise in strong start to week, but fail to lift Hong Kong market
20 Jan 2020 - 4:35PM
Hong Kong, China stocks post sixth week of gains, Shanghai Composite dips on Friday

Both the Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite Index posted a sixth week of gains on Friday. The mainland Chinese benchmark, however, dipped 0.1 per cent to 3,092.29.

Both the Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite Index posted a sixth week of gains on Friday. The mainland Chinese benchmark, however, dipped 0.1 per cent to 3,092.29.

 Hong Kong, China stocks post sixth week of gains, Shanghai Composite dips on Friday
10 Jan 2020 - 4:48PM
Hong Kong, China stocks follow US equities higher, rebound on easing US-Iran tensions

The Hong Kong and mainland China markets are – once again – expected to see-saw between optimism over a trade deal between Beijing and Washington and caution about what looks like Iran and the US walking back from an all-out armed conflict.

The Hong Kong and mainland China markets are – once again – expected to see-saw between optimism over a trade deal between Beijing and Washington and caution about what looks like Iran and the US walking back from an all-out armed conflict.

Hong Kong, China stocks follow US equities higher, rebound on easing US-Iran tensions
22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM
Hong Kong, China stocks decline as Iran missile launch escalates Middle East crisis

The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.8 per cent at the close on Wednesday, posting its biggest loss since December 4. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.2 per cent for its biggest loss since December 23.

The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.8 per cent at the close on Wednesday, posting its biggest loss since December 4. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.2 per cent for its biggest loss since December 23.

 Hong Kong, China stocks decline as Iran missile launch escalates Middle East crisis
8 Jan 2020 - 4:39PM
Hong Kong, China stocks shrug aside Middle East tensions to close higher

The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.7 per cent at the close on Tuesday, as traders looked past the tensions in the Middle East to focus on economic fundamentals. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.3 per cent. 

The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.7 per cent at the close on Tuesday, as traders looked past the tensions in the Middle East to focus on economic fundamentals. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.3 per cent. 

Hong Kong, China stocks shrug aside Middle East tensions to close higher
7 Jan 2020 - 4:53PM
Hong Kong, China stocks sink on risk-off mood amid Middle East tensions

The Hang Seng Index shed 0.95 per cent on Monday, with only seven of its 50 constituents recording any gains. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.012 per cent to close at 3,083.41 points.

The Hang Seng Index shed 0.95 per cent on Monday, with only seven of its 50 constituents recording any gains. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.012 per cent to close at 3,083.41 points.

Hong Kong, China stocks sink on risk-off mood amid Middle East tensions
6 Jan 2020 - 4:54PM
Hang Seng Index records best week in nearly six months on trade deal reports

It’s here. Bloomberg is reporting US President Donald Trump has signed a “Phase One” trade deal with China, which is bound to push up the Hong Kong and mainland China markets a day after they were boosted by the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep rates unchanged.

It’s here. Bloomberg is reporting US President Donald Trump has signed a “Phase One” trade deal with China, which is bound to push up the Hong Kong and mainland China markets a day after they were boosted by the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep rates unchanged.

Hang Seng Index records best week in nearly six months on trade deal reports
13 Dec 2019 - 4:23PM
Hang Seng Index rises to three-week high on gains by Tencent, AIA, HSBC

The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.3 per cent to close at 26,994.14, recording its biggest one-day gain since November 25.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.3 per cent to close at 26,994.14, recording its biggest one-day gain since November 25.

Hang Seng Index rises to three-week high on gains by Tencent, AIA, HSBC
12 Dec 2019 - 4:41PM
Hang Seng Index rises as Xiaomi, AAC Tech soar on new 5G phone

It promises to be another day of muted activity in the Hong Kong and mainland China equity markets, as eyes once again turn to US-China trade negotiations.

It promises to be another day of muted activity in the Hong Kong and mainland China equity markets, as eyes once again turn to US-China trade negotiations.

Hang Seng Index rises as Xiaomi, AAC Tech soar on new 5G phone
11 Dec 2019 - 4:54PM
Hong Kong, China stocks mixed while country's biggest IPO in years records small gain

As we move closer to a deadline for new US tariffs on Chinese goods, it promises to be another day of wait-and-see in the Hong Kong and China markets.

As we move closer to a deadline for new US tariffs on Chinese goods, it promises to be another day of wait-and-see in the Hong Kong and China markets.

Hong Kong, China stocks mixed while country's biggest IPO in years records small gain
10 Dec 2019 - 4:46PM
Hang Seng, China stocks trapped in range-bound trading amid caution over trade deal

The looming December 15 deadline for a trade deal between the US and China could limit any upside in Hong Kong and China stocks, with no specific plan yet in place. US equities rallied on Friday on better-than-expected jobs data, but last week was a bit of a roller-coaster for stocks amid conflicting signs on progress in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies.

The looming December 15 deadline for a trade deal between the US and China could limit any upside in Hong Kong and China stocks, with no specific plan yet in place. US equities rallied on Friday on better-than-expected jobs data, but last week was a bit of a roller-coaster for stocks amid conflicting signs on progress in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies.

Hang Seng, China stocks trapped in range-bound trading amid caution over trade deal
31 Jan 2020 - 7:51PM
Stocks Blog: Coming weekend critical to markets, analysts says as Hang Seng hits one-month low

The Hang Seng Index hit a one-month low at the close on Friday, ending the day at 25,821. Utilities, local property developers and financial services providers proved to be the biggest drag on the benchmark.

The Hang Seng Index hit a one-month low at the close on Friday, ending the day at 25,821. Utilities, local property developers and financial services providers proved to be the biggest drag on the benchmark.

Stocks Blog: Coming weekend critical to markets, analysts says as Hang Seng hits one-month low
4 Oct 2019 - 4:42PM
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng Index closes higher amid face mask ban talk

Rebounding MTR shares, mainland Chinese health care and consumer stocks, as well as the Macau casinos lifted the Hang Seng Index into positive territory at the close on Thursday. The benchmark closed 0.3 per cent higher at 26,220.3.

Rebounding MTR shares, mainland Chinese health care and consumer stocks, as well as the Macau casinos lifted the Hang Seng Index into positive territory at the close on Thursday. The benchmark closed 0.3 per cent higher at 26,220.3.

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng Index closes higher amid face mask ban talk
3 Oct 2019 - 4:46PM
Stocks Blog: Weighed down by Tencent, MTR, Hang Seng closes 0.2 per cent lower after lacklustre day of trading

Retailers, financial services providers and utilities were among the biggest losers, while Macau casinos and mainland Chinese telecom services providers were among the biggest gainers. Hong Kong property developers, meanwhile, managed to close above water

Retailers, financial services providers and utilities were among the biggest losers, while Macau casinos and mainland Chinese telecom services providers were among the biggest gainers. Hong Kong property developers, meanwhile, managed to close above water

Stocks Blog: Weighed down by Tencent, MTR, Hang Seng closes 0.2 per cent lower after lacklustre day of trading
2 Oct 2019 - 4:47PM
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng edges up, most debuting Hong Kong, mainland China stocks rise

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC rises more than 4 per cent on its trading debut. The company’s CEO, Jan Craps, said Budweiser was very optimistic about the bright future of Hong Kong “as one of the most important financial centres in Asia”.

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC rises more than 4 per cent on its trading debut. The company’s CEO, Jan Craps, said Budweiser was very optimistic about the bright future of Hong Kong “as one of the most important financial centres in Asia”.

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng edges up, most debuting Hong Kong, mainland China stocks rise
30 Sep 2019 - 4:54PM
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng hits one-month low, mainland indices close lower

The Hang Seng Index closed 1.28 per cent lower at 25,945.35, while telecoms, electronics and equipment makers led declines on mainland Chinese indices.  

The Hang Seng Index closed 1.28 per cent lower at 25,945.35, while telecoms, electronics and equipment makers led declines on mainland Chinese indices.  

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng hits one-month low, mainland indices close lower
25 Sep 2019 - 4:28PM
Stocks blog: Consumer stocks such as Tsingtao Brewery lift markets in China, Hong Kong

The Shanghai Composite closed up 0.28 per cent at 2,823.82. Consumer stocks gave the gauge a lift, and were led by Tsingtao Brewery, which rose by the daily maximum of 10 per cent to its highest level since July 1.

The Shanghai Composite closed up 0.28 per cent at 2,823.82. Consumer stocks gave the gauge a lift, and were led by Tsingtao Brewery, which rose by the daily maximum of 10 per cent to its highest level since July 1.

Stocks blog: Consumer stocks such as Tsingtao Brewery lift markets in China, Hong Kong
16 Aug 2019 - 5:05PM
Stocks blog: Telecoms sector lifts Hong Kong, mainland China stocks into positive territory

Telecoms led bourses in Hong Kong and mainland China into positive territory on Thursday. China Unicom, the biggest gainer in the city, lifted the gauges on news it was in talks with other mobile carriers to cooperate on building a 5G network. The company is the world's third-largest mobile services provider.

Telecoms led bourses in Hong Kong and mainland China into positive territory on Thursday. China Unicom, the biggest gainer in the city, lifted the gauges on news it was in talks with other mobile carriers to cooperate on building a 5G network. The company is the world's third-largest mobile services provider.

Stocks blog: Telecoms sector lifts Hong Kong, mainland China stocks into positive territory
15 Aug 2019 - 4:51PM
Stocks blog: Hang Seng ekes out gains on ‘not very strong confidence’, China stocks edge up

Twenty of the Hang Seng's 50 constituent stocks ended higher compared with only one on Tuesday. The gains were led by Sunny Optical Technology Group, which rose on strong earnings.

Twenty of the Hang Seng's 50 constituent stocks ended higher compared with only one on Tuesday. The gains were led by Sunny Optical Technology Group, which rose on strong earnings.

Stocks blog: Hang Seng ekes out gains on ‘not very strong confidence’, China stocks edge up
14 Aug 2019 - 4:50PM
Stocks blog: Hang Seng Index drops to its lowest level since January 3

Share prices of several major firms on the Hong Kong exchange declined on Tuesday after posting weaker first-half earnings, including China Literature and Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group. 

Share prices of several major firms on the Hong Kong exchange declined on Tuesday after posting weaker first-half earnings, including China Literature and Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group. 

Stocks blog: Hang Seng Index drops to its lowest level since January 3
13 Aug 2019 - 4:24PM
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng ends lower amid Cathay decline, flight cancellations

The benchmark was dragged down by Swire Pacific, the Hang Seng’s worst performer on the day. The parent company of Hong Kong flag-carrier Cathay Pacific Airways shed more than 6 per cent to its lowest level since May 2018, after the airline dropped 4.85 per cent to its lowest level in 10 years.

The benchmark was dragged down by Swire Pacific, the Hang Seng’s worst performer on the day. The parent company of Hong Kong flag-carrier Cathay Pacific Airways shed more than 6 per cent to its lowest level since May 2018, after the airline dropped 4.85 per cent to its lowest level in 10 years.

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng ends lower amid Cathay decline, flight cancellations
12 Aug 2019 - 5:12PM
Stocks blog: Shanghai Composite posts biggest weekly loss in three months

Trade tensions have reappeared overnight, in US trading hours, and could determine the direction Asian equities take on Friday.

Trade tensions have reappeared overnight, in US trading hours, and could determine the direction Asian equities take on Friday.

Stocks blog: Shanghai Composite posts biggest weekly loss in three months
9 Aug 2019 - 4:25PM
Stocks blog: Chinese stocks end losing streak, Hong Kong shares rise for second day

The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.9 per cent to 2,794.55 at the close, snapping a six-day, 6.2 per cent losing streak that sent the gauge to a five-month low. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 per cent to 26,120.77 at the close on Thursday.

The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.9 per cent to 2,794.55 at the close, snapping a six-day, 6.2 per cent losing streak that sent the gauge to a five-month low. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 per cent to 26,120.77 at the close on Thursday.

Stocks blog: Chinese stocks end losing streak, Hong Kong shares rise for second day
8 Aug 2019 - 4:29PM
Stocks blog: Chinese stocks fall ahead of MSCI announcement, foreign trade data

The markets are braced for volatility, with Asian equities set for a mixed start on Wednesday. Hong Kong could be in line for more losses.

The markets are braced for volatility, with Asian equities set for a mixed start on Wednesday. Hong Kong could be in line for more losses.

Stocks blog: Chinese stocks fall ahead of MSCI announcement, foreign trade data
7 Aug 2019 - 4:32PM
Stocks Blog: China benchmarks drop amid US-China trade war concerns

The markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen reported losses in early afternoon trading amid thin turnover, as concerns about the US-China trade war continued to dominate sentiment.

The markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen reported losses in early afternoon trading amid thin turnover, as concerns about the US-China trade war continued to dominate sentiment.

Stocks Blog: China benchmarks drop amid US-China trade war concerns
13 May 2019 - 5:07PM