Hong Kong shares rise on strong financials, China inches up
* HSI +0.8 pct, H-shares +1.4 pct, CSI300 +0.2 pct
* Hong Kong markets lifted by U.S. data
* China software firms soar as govt looks to local brands
* Sands China down after shareholder sells stake (Updates to midday)
By Grace Li
HONG KONG, May 28 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares climbed on Wednesday led by strength in financial stocks, tracking gains in other Asian markets as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted sentiment.
China shares eked out slim gains in choppy trade, buoyed by gains in property and software companies.
By midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.8 percent at 23,133.99 points, reaching a fresh 1-1/2-month high. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong jumped 1.4 percent. If gains hold, this would be the best day in two weeks for the China Enterprises Index.
The CSI300 added 0.2 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.2 percent at 2,037.78 points. Both swung between negative and positive territory in the morning. Continuación...