China shares on track for solid weekly gain erasing Brexit hit

viernes 1 de julio de 2016 00:56 GYT

* CSI300 +0.1 pct; SSEC +0.2 pct; Hong Kong closed for holiday

* PMI shows China manufacturing stall; service sector accelerated

* China says won't compete in trade via yuan depreciation

SHANGHAI, July 1 (Reuters) - China stocks edged up on Friday, flirting with two-month highs and on track to gain about 2.5 percent during a week it erased falls sparked by the shock Brexit vote.

The market firmed as global risk appetites returned this week. Sentiment was also aided by data showing growth in China's services sector accelerated in June, and on government comments easing concern there might be accelerated depreciation of the yuan.

The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.1 percent by lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent, to 2,935.20 points.

The CSI300 was up 2.6 percent so far this week, while the SSEC was 2.8 percent ahead.

Hong Kong markets are closed on Friday for a public holiday.

An official survey on Friday showed that growth in China's manufacturing sector stalled in June, but the services sector accelerated.   Continuación...