HONG KONG Feb 25 Hong Kong shares ended just
above a 2013 low on Monday, as strength in index heavyweight
HSBC Holdings offset weakness in local developers after the city
government announced more measures last week to cool the
The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 percent at
22,820.1, off Friday's 2013 closing low. The China Enterprises
Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong also rose
In the mainland, the CSI300 of the top Shanghai
and Shenzhen A-share listings closed up 0.3 percent at 2,605
points. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent.
This was their first gain in three days.
* HSBC Holdings climbed 0.4 percent, which along
with strength in the Chinese banking sector, lifted the Hang
Seng Index to its first gain in three days after suffering its
worst weekly loss since mid-November.
* The Hong Kong property sector sank after the city
government imposed higher stamp duties and home loan curbs on
property transactions late last Friday in a sixth round of
policy measures to cool an overheated property
* ANTA Sports closed up 1.2 percent after posting
at midday a 21.5 percent decline in 2012 net profit, largely in
line with market expectations.