HONG KONG Feb 14 China shares closed at their
highest in six weeks on Friday, led by strength in the
healthcare sector that helped major benchmark indexes have their
biggest weekly gains since September.
The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 0.8 percent on
the day and 3.5 percent on the week at 2,115.8 points, its
highest since Dec. 31. The CSI300 of the leading
Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.7 percent on
Friday and 3.8 percent this week.
The Shanghai healthcare sub-index outperformed,
rising 2 percent on Friday.
The weekly index gains were their biggest since the period
ended Sept. 13. Gains came in relatively robust volumes. In
Shanghai, volumes were the highest since the week that ended
The Nasdaq-style ChiNext Composite Index of
mostly hi-tech start-ups listed in Shenzhen rose 2.3 percent on
the day and 0.8 percent this week.
(Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Richard Borsuk)