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Hong Kong: Shares up, helped by US data and regional markets


[Hong Kong] Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday, underpinned by positive US economic data and in line with regional bourses, but investors stayed cautious due to recent volatility.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 per cent at 23,070.26 points. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.6 percent.

Top index boost China Overseas Land & Investment gained 1.7 per cent and China Resources Land rose 0.9 per cent.

Casino shares continued their rise from Friday after Sands China posted solid quarterly earnings. Sands China rose 0.9 per cent and Galaxy Entertainment was up 1.1 per cent. REUTERS