Hong Kong, China shares soften amid corporate earnings

jueves 14 de agosto de 2014 00:52 GYT

* HSI -0.1 pct, H-shares -0.4 pct, CSI300 -0.3 pct

* Mainland property down, data shows further sector weakness

* Macau casinos bounce after SJM results beat expectations

* Chinese insurers rise on new policy support (Updates to midday)

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Hong Kong and China shares eased in choppy trade by midday on Thursday, with a few heavyweight companies that reported corporate results dominating index movements.

By midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings fell 0.3 percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 2,221.80 points.

The Hang Seng Index inched down 0.1 percent to 24,871.55 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.4 percent.

Helped by solid gains from the previous three sessions, the Hang Seng is again hovering near more than 3-1/2-year highs.   Continuación...