Hong Kong main index rises thanks to HSBC, China lacklustre

viernes 19 de septiembre de 2014 00:47 GYT

* HSI +0.4 pct, H-shares -0.3 pct, CSI300 +0.1 pct

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By Grace Li

HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's benchmark index rose on Friday following gains on U.S. exchanges, but trimmed earlier gains as a weaker Chinese market weighed on sentiment.

By midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.4 percent at 24,254.95 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent. Both appeared headed for their second straight weekly loss, down 1.4 and 2.2 percent, respectively.

The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings inched 0.1 percent higher, while the Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 2,313.56 points. They are down 1.2 and 0.8 percent on the week.

"The Hong Kong market is just moving relatively sideways under a consolidation mood," said Ben Kwong, director at KGI Asia.   Continuación...