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Hong Kong: Shares inch up as mainland market gains continue

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 16:40

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares edged up on Monday after mainland markets were buoyed by an announcement that the state margin lender would resume some of its short-term lending business and cut borrowing costs for brokerages.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.1 per cent, to 20,684.15, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.5 per cent, to 8,928.65 points.

Total trading volume of companies included in the HSI index was 1.6 billion shares.

REUTERS

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