China shares edge up, Hong Kong also firmer after good data lifts Wall Street

viernes 22 de agosto de 2014 01:00 GYT

* HSI +0.3 pct, H-shares +0.6 pct, CSI300 +0.3 pct

* ChiNext index hits record high

* China tourism sector rises on policy support

* Li & Fung hits 7-week low after weak H1 results (Updates to midday)

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, Aug 22 (Reuters) - China shares edged higher at midday Friday, helped by blue-chips, and might produce a sixth straight weekly gain, which would be the longest such streak since March 2012.

Hong Kong shares also rose, tracking gains in most other Asian markets after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.

The Hang Seng Index added 0.3 percent at 25,073.76 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong climbed 0.6 percent. For the week, they were up 0.5 percent and down 0.9 percent, respectively.

The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was up 0.3 percent on Friday, while the Shanghai Composite Index edged 0.2 percent higher at 2,235.80 points. Both swung between negative and positive territory in the morning.   Continuación...