Hong Kong, China shares set for best week in months as blue chips jump

viernes 25 de julio de 2014 00:53 GYT

* HSI -0.1 pct, H-shares -0.2 pct, CSI300 +0.5 pct

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By Grace Li

HONG KONG, July 25 (Reuters) - China shares are headed for their best weekly gain in 3-1/2 months on Friday, powered by continued strength in blue chips including bank stocks that is helping mainland markets outperform Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's benchmark index hovered around its highest in more than three years, while the H-share index slipped slightly on profit-taking. Both are set for their best week since May and March.

By midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings and the Shanghai Composite Index each added 0.5 percent to their highest since mid-April. The SSEC stood at 2,115.53 points.

They are now up 3.9 and 2.7 percent this week, respectively.   Continuación...