HONG KONG Dec 18 Hong Kong shares were seen
opening higher on Tuesday following a strong close on Wall
Street and on expectations of a sustained rebound in China's
The Hang Seng index closed down 0.4 percent on Monday
at 22,513.61, easing slightly from a 16-month high. The China
Enterprises index of top locally listed mainland firms
fell 0.1 percent.
China shares on the mainland hit their highest level in 4
months with the CSI300 of top Shanghai and Shenzhen
listings trading in positive territory on the year after last
week's big surge.
Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei extended its
strong run and was up 0.5 percent while South Korea's Kospi
was up 0.2 percent as of 0030 GMT.
STOCKS TO WATCH:
* AIA Group will resume trading following the a
$6.45 billion stake sale by insurer American International Group
which priced the offering near the top of an indicative
* China Oilfield Services said on
Monday it did not agree with a preliminary assessment by
Norwegian tax authorities for tax payable and penalties worth of
872 million yuan ($140 million) on subsidiaries of a company it
acquired. Credit Suisse has cut its rating on the stock to