May 16, 2016 / 8:12 AM / 2 years ago

Hong Kong stocks end up, shrug off disappointing China data

May 16 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares steadied on Monday, as gains in most Asian markets offset disappointing Chinese data that raised concerns over the sustainability of the country’s economic recovery.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.8 percent, to 19,883.95, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.1 percent, to 8,312.61 points.

The market has dropped for three weeks in a row on fears that a recent pick-up in China’s economic activity may be fizzling out.

Although data released over the weekend showed that China’s investment, factory output and retail sales all grew more slowly than expected in April, the market had already priced in much of the bad news.

Most sectors rose, with the IT sector leading the rise, up 2.6 percent. (Reporting by Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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