5 de mayo de 2015 / 8:19 / hace 3 años

Hong Kong shares end at two-week low on mainland sell-off

HONG KONG, May 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares closed at their lowest in two weeks on Tuesday, with the tumble led by listed Chinese enterprises, as investors took their cue from a sell-off in mainland markets.

The Hang Seng index fell 1.3 percent, to 27,755.54, while the China Enterprises Index lost 2.6 percent, to 14,077.62 points.

Chinese markets suffered their biggest loss in nearly four months on Tuesday, amid a fresh wave of share listings and media reports that some brokerages had tightened rules for margin financing.

But Hong Kong stocks may end the month higher although the ride will be bumpy, said Alex Kwok, analyst at China Investment Securities (HK).

“There’s a big probability that the Hong Kong market will swing upwards, as money from the mainland and overseas keep flowing into Hong Kong,” he wrote.

China is expected to announce the timetable of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme, which could also stoke the market, Kwok added.

Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong’s main board were China National Culture Group, down 19.0 percent to HK$0.19, China Star Entertainment, up 2.4 percent to HK$0.13 and Sino-Tech International Holdings , up 16.1 percent to HK$0.11.

Reporting by Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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