China stocks rebound on energy, financial firms; Hong Kong eases

martes 3 de febrero de 2015 00:51 GYT

* CSI300 +0.7 pct; SSEC +0.4 pct; HSI -0.3 pct

* Banks only slightly affected by investigations

* 30 SOEs expected to post losses in 2015 - paper

By Sue-Lin Wong

SHANGHAI, Feb 3 (Reuters) - China stocks rebounded on Tuesday after five straight days of losses, helped by energy and financials, after sentiment took a hit from worries over margin trading curbs and new listings.

"The market is weak as blue chips recover from yesterday's losses," said Du Changchun, an analyst at Northeast Securities in Shanghai.

China's stocks regulator has stepped up investigations on brokerage margin financing that has been blamed for speculative activity and investors are also concerned about official probes on firms for corruption.

The CSI300 index rose 0.7 percent, to 3,376.55 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent, to 3,141.40 points.

Bank of Beijing slipped 0.2 percent after the bank said its director was being investigated for "disciplinary violations".   Continuación...