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Hong Kong shares close slightly up on blue-chip gains

Published on Apr 14, 2014 4:42 PM
 
High rise buildings are seen in the financial district of Hong Kong on April 10, 2014. Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday, April 14, 2014, in subdued trade, with a strong performance from blue chips including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing pulling up the index. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday in subdued trade, with a strong performance from blue chips including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing pulling up the index.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 per cent at 23,038.8. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was also up 0.2 per cent.

Securities firms fell as investors took profits after last week's gains following an announcement on cross-border investment rules as investors awaited further details about how the policy would be implemented.

Haitong Securities Co dropped 2.7 per cent while CITIC Securities Co shed 2.4 per cent.

 
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