China shares flat despite robust loan data, Hong Kong extends gains

martes 15 de julio de 2014 00:47 GYT

* HSI +0.5 pct, H-shares +0.4 pct, CSI300 +0.1 pct

* ZTE at highest since April after raising H1 profit forecast

* Zoomlion down to record low after profit warning

* Weichai Power at to 3-month high on positive profit alert (Updates to midday)

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, July 15 (Reuters) - China shares finished a choppy Tuesday morning little changed, with investors taking profits on recent outperformers, while Hong Kong markets rose again, riding on continuing money inflows.

Chinese banks lent a much stronger-than-expected 1.08 trillion yuan ($173.9 billion) worth of new yuan loans in June as Beijing steps up efforts to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, data showed on Tuesday.

At midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was 0.1 percent higher and the Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 2,067.27 points, hovering at a four-week high.

On Monday, both Chinese onshore indexes had their best day since June 10.   Continuación...