Hong Kong: Rises ahead of China data

SHARES rose 0.11 per cent yesterday following a record close on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the release of provisional Chinese manufacturing data next week.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 26.33 points to 23,194.06.

Cathay Pacific Airways eased 0.14 per cent to HK$14.44, Sun Hung Kai slipped 0.83 per cent to HK$107.10, CNOOC lost 0.42 per cent to HK$14.06 and HSBC shed 0.12 per cent to HK$80.80.

China Mobile gained 0.46 per cent to 75.85 and casino operator Sands China jumped 2.34 per cent to HK$54.6. AFP