Hong Kong, China shares rise after PMI survey; property, gas strong

jueves 22 de mayo de 2014 00:45 GYT

* HSI +0.7 pct, H-shares +1.4 pct, CSI300 +0.6 pct

* Markets lifted after China flash PMI at 5-mth high

* PetroChina hits 6-month high after China-Russia gas deal

* China CNR dips below offering price in HK debut (Updates to midday)

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, May 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong and China shares rose on Thursday helped by a preliminary private survey that suggested China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May.

China's gas-related stocks were also buoyed by a long-awaited gas deal between China and Russia, expected to help stabilise gas supply and prices on the mainland.

By midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.7 percent at 23,005.27 points, hitting its highest since April 15. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong jumped 1.4 percent.

The CSI300 gained 0.6 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.4 percent at 2,033.25 points.   Continuación...