REFILE-China shares firm, nuclear power shares leap, HK eases
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* HSI -0.1 pct, H-shares -0.5 pct, CSI300 +0.4 pct
* HK stocks fall on concern over political unrest
* Optimism lifts China index
* Nuclear power shares strong after NDRC support policy
By Chen Yixin and Donny Kwok
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Sept 25 (Reuters) - China shares maintained upward momentum on Thursday morning, rising on investor optimism about broad economic reforms and bolstered by a leap in nuclear power-related shares after the government announced sector-friendly policies.
At midday, the CSI300, an index of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings, climbed 0.4 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent at 2,355.91 points.
"Investors are still confident that policy support and ongoing reform will bring benefits to the stock market. Even though the central bank has ruled out the possibility of broad policy easing, investors still believe targeted measures provide enough to support for the near term," said Du Changchun, an analyst at Southeast Securities in Shanghai. Continuación...