China shares slip even as small caps rebound; Hong Kong down
* CSI300 -0.9 pct; SSEC -0.3 pct; HSI -0.6 pct
* Banking stocks fall despite better-than-expected lending data
* Hundsun surges amid investigation by regulators
SHANGHAI, July 14 (Reuters) - China's main indexes eased early on Tuesday hit by selling in blue chips, but small caps extended their rebound as hundreds of companies resumed trading after recent suspensions.
Hong Kong shares also weakened, dragged lower by listed mainland companies.
As China's market shows signs of stability, the Chinese securities regulator stepped up its crackdown on unregulated, grey-market margin financing - seen by many as the root of the market's boom and bust.
The CSI300 index fell 0.9 percent, to 4,173.29 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent, to 3,957.84 points.
The key indexes were dragged lower by banking heavyweights , major steelmakers and oil giant PetroChina .
But small caps extended their gains. Shenzhen's start-up board ChiNext jumped 3.4 percent, the SME Composite Index rose 2.7 percent and the CSI500 index tracking China's 500 small companies gained 3.1 percent. Continuación...