China stocks rise, led by brokerages, but Hong Kong shares fall
* SSEC +0.7 pct, CSI300 +0.8 pct, HSI -1.4 pct, HSCE -1.1 pct
* Financials led A-shares up but volumes dropping
By Jake Spring
BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) - China stocks climbed on Tuesday while Hong Kong shares fell, with the divergence between the prices of financial counters listed in both places widening.
The CSI300 index of leading shares listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.8 percent, to 3,241.36 points at the end of the morning, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent, to 2,975.37 points.
Helping lift the mainland indexes were brokerage shares, but Chinese financials slipped in Hong Kong.
The Hang Seng index dropped 1.4 percent, to 22,704.48 points.
The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 1.1 percent, to 11,094.31.
The index measuring price differences between dual-listed companies in Shanghai and Hong Kong stood at 117.21, compared with 114.61 at the end of Monday trading. Continuación...