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Hong Kong stocks close 1.01% higher

04-22-2011 11:34 BJT

HONG KONG, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong stocks went up 242.21 points, or 1.01 percent to close at 24,138.31 on Thursday, mainly boosted by financial shares and oil stocks.

Pedestrians walk past the LED screen showing the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong, south China,
April 21, 2011. Hong Kong stocks went up 242.21 points, or 1.01 percent to close at
24,138.31 on Thursday. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)
The benchmark Hang Seng Index moved between 24,185.49 to 24,031. 42 on a turnover of 77.55 billion HK dollars.

The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, which tracks the so- called Hong Kong-listed mainland shares, gained 1.24 percent to 13, 659.35.

All four sub-groups of the Hang Seng Index advanced, and Commerce & Industry and Finance outperformed by rising 1.12 percent and 1.11 percent respectively.

A pedestrian walks past the LED screen showing the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong, south
China, April 21, 2011. Hong Kong stocks went up 242.21 points, or 1.01 percent to close at
24,138.31 on Thursday. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)
Heavyweight HSBC remained on top of the turnover chart. Share price of the banking group rose 1.39 percent to 84.05 HK dollars. China Mobile was also one of the most active stocks, gaining 0.9 percent to 71.95 HK dollars.

For financial shares, CCB went up 1.08 percent to 7.48 HK dollars. AIA surged 3.48 percent to 26.75 HK dollars. Bank of China gained 0.92 percent to 4.41 HK dollars and ICBC was up 1.67 percent to 6.7 HK dollars.

Oil stocks were strong, with the three constituent oil shares combined pushing up the benchmark index by 41 points.

Offshore producer CNOOC was the biggest gainer, up 2.16 percent to 19.88 HK dollars. PetroChina went up 1.89 percent to 11.88 HK dollars and Sinopec rose 0.88 percent to 8.01 HK dollars.

Aside from bluechips, China's largest copper producer Jiangxi Copper and the largest cement producer Anhui Conch were also among Thursday's most active shares.

Jiangxi Copper surged 5.81 percent to 27.3 HK dollars and Anhui Conch moved up 4.8 percent to 54.55.

 

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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