Hong Kong shares rise on eased political tension, Wall Street's gains

lunes 6 de octubre de 2014 00:33 GYT

* HSI +0.5 pct, H-shares +0.3 pct, China shut for holiday

* Reduced protests allow offices, businesses to reopen

* Macau casinos lead gains as investors bet on technical rebound

* BYD rises on reports about new model launch

* Chinese property extends gains from relaxed home-loan rules (Updates to midday)

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares started the week stronger, as a scaling down in pro-democracy protests let some disrupted sectors resume work while upbeat U.S. jobs data boosted sentiment.

Civil servants, allowed to pass through protesters' barricades unimpeded, were able to arrive for work at the main government offices. Some banks that had closed branches during the mass protests of the past week also reopened their doors for business.

Stocks on Wall Street posted solid gains on Friday, following a stronger-than-expected September jobs report that bolstered the outlook for the U.S. economy.   Continuación...