China stocks edge up, led by healthcare; Hong Kong eases

martes 23 de agosto de 2016 00:56 GYT

* SSEC +0.2 pct, CSI300 +0.3 pct, HSI -0.3 pct

* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 2 pct, Shanghai->HK 8 pct

* Healthcare and financial shares lead the rebound

BEIJING, Aug 23 (Reuters) - China stocks on Tuesday morning recouped some of the previous day's losses, supported by healthcare and financial shares, and small-caps bounced on foreign interest.

The CSI300 index, which tracks the largest listed companies trading in Shanghai and Shenzhen, rose 0.3 percent, to 3,347.08 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent, to 3,091.50 points.

On Monday, the blue-chip CSI300 index had its worst day in three weeks, shedding 0.9 percent while the SSEC dropped 0.7 percent.

At midday Tuesday, healthcare and banking sectors were among the top gainer with their sub-indexes rising 1.06 percent and 0.55 percent, respectively.

Gains for healthcare stocks came in the wake of reports in the Chinese media on Tuesday that President Xi Jinping spoke about healthcare at a national conference on the weekend.

Xiao Shijun, an analyst at Guodu Securities in Beijing, said mainland indexes are unlikely to have sharp moves in the near term.   Continuación...