China stocks slip but fresh govt support limits losses; Hong Kong falls

jueves 20 de agosto de 2015 01:04 GYT

* CSI300 -0.4 pct; SSEC -0.4 pct; HSI -1.3 pct

* About 30 companies disclose investment by govt investors

* Small caps with roles for Huijin, CSFC surge

SHANGHAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - China stocks dipped on Thursday morning in calm trading, following two days of high volatility, as investors saw signs of fresh support from the government.

In an apparent move to boost investor confidence, roughly 30 Chinese listed companies, many small caps, have disclosed holdings by government-backed investors since Tuesday's market slump of more than 6 percent.

The surge in those shares partly offset falls in blue chips, which were a drag on the main indexes on Thursday.

The CSI300 index was down 0.4 percent, to 3,872.16 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 percent, to 3,779.10 points.

But sentiment in Hong Kong was hit by weak global markets.

The Hang Seng index dropped 1.3 percent, to 22,878.61 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 1.7 percent, to 10,462.39.   Continuación...