Hong Kong shares continue recovery as democracy protests ease
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By Grace Li
HONG KONG, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose for a third straight day on Tuesday, with investor confidence recovering as the city's pro-democracy demonstrations calmed down and behind-the-scenes talks showed some signs of progress.
At midday, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.5 percent to 23,433.49 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.4 percent.
Markets in mainland China will reopen on Wednesday after a week-long National Day holiday.
"In the short term, a lot of investors are quite optimistic that the Occupy Central movement is cooling down," said Jackson Wong, associate director at United Simsen Securities. "The effect of that will be less and investors start to focus more on the fundamentals right now." Continuación...