China developer Evergrande shares set to jump after upbeat earnings

HONG KONG, April 1 Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:28pm EDT

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HONG KONG, April 1 (Reuters) - Shares in Evergrande Real Estate Group were set to open up 9 percent in Hong Kong after the developer reported a 49 percent rise in full-year net profit and said it expected China's property market to improve.

Evergrande's stock was set to open at HK$4.00, outpacing a 0.6 percent gain for Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index

(Reporting By Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Paul Tait)