HONG KONG May 16 Hong Kong shares ended the
week on a loss for the first time in a month on Thursday as
weak earnings for retailer Parkson weighed, although internet
giant Tencent Holdings climbed on the back of robust quarterly
The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 percent at
23,082.7. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese
listings in Hong Kong shed 0.6 percent. On the week, they lost 1
and 2.9 percent, respectively.
The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen
A-share listings ended up 1.8 percent in its best percentage
gain since April 24. The Shanghai Composite Index rose
1.2 percent to 2,251.7, its best day since May 3.
* Losses on the week were the first since the week that
ended April 17 for the Hang Seng and China Enterprises indexes.
Hong Kong markets are shut for a public holiday on Friday and
will resume trading on Monday.
* Tencent Holdings jumped 6.5 percent to a record
closing high after posting a 37 percent rise in first quarter
profit that was broadly in line with market estimates, while
tripling the number of active users for its mobile chat
* Parkson Retail Group sank 8.5 percent to its
lowest in more than seven years after same store sales growth
declined 2 percent in the first quarter, while rental expenses
jumped 31 percent.