HONG KONG Oct 9 Hong Kong shares slipped on
Wednesday, led by Tencent Holdings as investors took profits on
the outperforming technology sector while the impasse in
Washington sapped confidence the U.S. will avert a debt default.
The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.6 percent at 23,034
points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top
Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.3 percent. Both have
been in a tight trading range for almost two weeks.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International surged more
than 20 percent after saying it bid for a stake in the main unit
of rival Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, which is
struggling with debts.
Tencent, which closed at a record high on Tuesday,
sank 2.9 percent.