Friday, December 19, 2014   

Blue chips steady ahead of HK budget
(02-26 10:20)

Stocks in Hong Kong began trading flat following a tepid lead from Wall Street in response to data showing US consumer confidence weakened in February.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index dipped 19.58 points to 22,297.62 in early exchanges ahead of the budget to be presented at 11 am by Financial Secretary John Tsang. Blue chips were steady.
The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index began trading at 2,2297, down by 44 points.
In Shanghai, shares were lower, tracking overnight losses in US stocks.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.23 percent, or 4.72 points, to 2,029.50. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.58 percent, or 6.36 points, to 1,082.86.—AFP/The Standard

   
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