China stocks rebound, shrug off Brexit; Hong Kong down again

lunes 27 de junio de 2016 00:27 GYT

* CSI300 +0.8 pct; SSEC +0.9 pct; HSI -0.7 pct

* Brexit's short-term impact on China limited -traders

* Nomura trims 2016 China GDP growth forecast post-Brexit

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Reuters) - China stocks rebounded on Monday morning, led by small-caps, as investors in them shrugged off Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

But Hong Kong shares, which are more vulnerable to global market swings, continued to slide following Friday's tumble, though the kind of panic sparked initially by the Brexit vote has eased.

On Friday, China indexes had a small fall. After a weak opening on Monday, the China market quickly moved into positive territory.

By the lunch break, the blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.8 percent at 3,102.73 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index had gained 0.9 percent, to 2878.76 points.

"Brexit's direct impact to China is limited, as China's capital market is not fully open yet," said Wu Kan, head of equity trading at Shanghai-based investment firm Shanshan Finance.

Lou Jiwei, China's minister of finance, said at a meeting on Sunday that the repercussions and fallout from Brexit are "difficult to predict now. The knee-jerk reaction from the market is probably a bit excessive and needs to calm down and take an objective view."   Continuación...