Hang Seng Index closed down 42 pts, or 0.2%, to 22,660; China Enterprises Index closed higher 36 pts, or 0.38%, to 9,709. The turnover amounted to $69.504 billion.
SINOPEC CORP (00386.HK), the best blue chip, rallied 4.6% to $7.06 as the oil giant is said to unveil extra details on reform plan on Saturday. SINOPEC SEG (02386.HK) gained 1.5%; SHANGHAI PECHEM (00338.HK) dipped 2%.
TENCENT (00700.HK) lost 0.7% to $630.5; it once climaxed at $646. CHINASOUTHCITY (01668.HK) receded 1%. CITIC 21CN (00241.HK), once hitting the high at $8.3, closed up 7.4% to $7.3. TONGDA GROUP (00698.HK) soared almost 6%, as Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun expected handset sales to break above 100 billion units in 2015. COOLPAD GROUP (02369.HK) went down 8.7%.
HUTCHISON (00013.HK) retreated 2% to $110 after six-day uptrend, while CHEUNG KONG (00001.HK) edged down 0.6%. Heavyweight HSBC HOLDINGS (00005.HK) moved down 0.2% to $81.3. CHINA MOBILE (00941.HK) slipped 0.5% to $73.4. CHINA CINDA (01359.HK) grew 3.8%.
Macau casino stocks erased early gains. SANDS CHINA LTD (01928.HK) and GALAXY ENT (00027.HK), the weakest blue chips, dropped over 2%. GREATWALL MOTOR (02333.HK) slumped 3% as February sales declined 28%. Newly-listed POLY CULTURE (03636.HK) dipped 4.9%.
MENGNIU DAIRY (02319.HK), to be added to the HSI on 10 March, rose 1.5%. BYD COMPANY (01211.HK), set to be a HSCEI constituent, ticker higher 6.3%. Removed from the blue chip list, CHINA COAL (01898.HK) declined 2%. ZOOMLION (01157.HK) gained 0.6%.
Lottery and payment stocks were well-received. CHINA LOTSYN (01371.HK) jumped 23% to $0.9. REXLOT HOLDINGS (00555.HK) gained 12.5%. MELCOLOT (08198.HK) went up 19%. CH NETCOMTECH (08071.HK) climbed 10.3%. PARADISE ENT (01180.HK) increased 5.1%. INNOVATIONPAY (08083.HK) shot up 27.4%.
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