China shares up on large caps, Hong Kong reaches a more than 6-year high

viernes 15 de agosto de 2014 01:02 GYT

* HSI +0.8 pct, CSI300 +0.9 pct

* Hang Seng hits highest level since 2008

* Solar shares lifted after China halts polysilicon imports

* China Mobile leaps on report of messaging service investment

By Chen Yixin and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - China's stock indexes rose nearly 1 percent by midday Friday, supported by large-cap shares, while a surge for China Mobile lifted the Hang Seng Index to its highest level since May 2008.

At midday, the CSI300 of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was up 0.9 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index was ahead 0.8 percent at 2223.39 points.

The Hang Seng Index briefly hit a 75-month high when it crossed above 24,988.57 points.

The HSI was propelled by index heavyweight China Mobile , which rose more than 5 percent after official media reported the state-owned telecom giant would increase investment in instant messaging service Fetion.   Continuación...