China shares still brittle on property jitters, cap Hong Kong gains

martes 25 de febrero de 2014 00:31 GYT

* HSI +0.5 pct, H-shares +0.6 pct, CSI300 -0.3 pct

* Industrial Bank partially halts funding ahead of more policy

* China property still weak, Vanke hits 5-year low

* Neusoft buoyed by agreement with Alibaba's cloud computing unit

* Macau casinos outperform on hopes of stellar February revenue

By Clement Tan

HONG KONG, Feb 25 (Reuters) - China shares hovered at their lowest in more than two weeks early on Tuesday, limiting gains in Hong Kong, with property developers staying under pressure as fears lingered the government would impose more lending curbs on the sector.

Industrial Bank confirmed after markets shut on Monday that it had halted mezzanine financing for the real estate sector which accounts for a small portion of its overall lending business, pending new rules on its property-related loans to be unveiled by the end of March.

"Policy concerns are magnified now because the annual parlimentary meetings are next week and people are jittery about the kind of measures that could emerge from that," said Guo Yanling, a Shanghai-based analyst with the brokerage Shanghai Securities.   Continuación...