Hong Kong shares gain on Greece hopes, higher oil price

miércoles 4 de febrero de 2015 04:07 GYT
 

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose in line with most Asian markets, lifted by a rebound in the oil price and encouraging developments in Greece.

The new Greek government dropped calls for a write-down of its foreign debt, easing concerns about growing instability in the euro zone.

The energy sector led gains in Hong Kong on Wednesday, sparked by the recent rally in oil prices.

Chinese offshore energy producer CNOOC Ltd announced a sharper-than-expected cut in capital spending for this year, in the first public response by a major Chinese oil company to the turmoil in the oil market.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent, to 24,679.76, while the China Enterprises Index was flat at 11,767.49 points.

Among the most actively traded main board stocks were Chaoda Modern Agriculture Holdings Ltd, down 6.0 percent at HK$0.40; Unity Investments Holdings Ltd, up 5.1 percent at HK$0.04 and Universe International Holdings Ltd , down 22.7 percent at HK$0.07.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.8 billion shares. (Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Richard Borsuk)