China, Hong Kong stocks track Asian markets higher as Brexit fears ease

viernes 17 de junio de 2016 01:10 GYT

* CSI300: +0.8 pct; SSEC: +0.7 pct; HSI: +0.8 pct

* Killing of pro-EU lawmaker seen swaying sentiment against Brexit

* China resource shares rise as govt moves to reduce capacity

SHANGHAI, June 17 (Reuters) - China and Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Friday morning, tracking gains in Asian markets as investor jitters calmed after the killing of a British lawmaker was seen turning sentiment against Brexit.

But both markets are set to record weekly losses as investors chase safety assets such as bond and gold, while reducing their exposure to riskier investments.

China's blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.8 percent, to 3,120.31 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 percent, to 2,892.58 points. Both indexes are down more than 1 percent so far this week.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.8 percent, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 0.7 percent.

Campaigning for Thursday's referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union, which overshadowed this week's U.S. and Japanese central bank meetings, was temporarily halted after a member of parliament, Jo Cox, was shot and fatally wounded.

The murder of the pro-EU lawmaker was seen swaying sentiment toward the "Remain" camp in next week's vote.   Continuación...