HONG KONG Feb 14 Hong Kong shares rose on
Thursday, helped by strength in the Chinese property and
financial sectors with investors looking for bargains after deep
losses last week.
The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.9 percent at
23,413.25. The China Enterprises Index of the top
Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 1.5 percent.
Mainland Chinese markets are shut for a week-long Lunar New
Year holiday and will resume trading Feb. 18.
* Chinese real estate stocks gained as worries over fresh
property curbs eased. China Overseas Land rose 2.5
percent, rebounding after it ended at a three-month closing low
last Thursday in Hong Kong. China Resources Land
climbed 3.3 percent.
* Macau gambling stocks rose after the territory posted
record visitor arrivals from mainland China this week. Sands
China Ltd was up 2.2 percent, while Galaxy
Entertainment Group Ltd jumped 3 percent.