China stocks rise as interest shifts to small-caps; HK stocks also up

martes 21 de abril de 2015 00:41 GYT

* CSI300 +1.4 pct; SSEC +0.9 pct; His: 2.1 pct

* Investor interest shift back into small-caps

* Trainmakers China CNR and CSR Corp slump on profit-taking

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney

SHANGHAI, April 21 (Reuters) - Stocks in China rebounded on Tuesday, with investor interest shifting back to small caps as a slump in top trainmakers China CNR and CSR Corp soured sentiment toward infrastructure stocks.

Hong Kong shares also rose, encouraged by signs that more mainland money was flowing into the city's markets.

The CSI300 index rose 1.4 percent to 4,584.51 points by the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.9 percent to 4,253.55 points.

The Hang Seng index added 2.1 percent to 27,669.75, while The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 2.1 percent to 14,406.57.

Major indexes had tumbled on Monday as fears of regulatory crackdowns outweighed the central bank's latest steps to shore up the slowing economy.   Continuación...