HONG KONG, Sept 23 Hong Kong shares slipped from
a near eight-month high, led by a 1.9 percent tumble for index
heavyweight HSBC Holdings as investors on Monday pared
last week's gains on their return from a holiday on Friday.
The Hang Seng Index, which closed on Thursday at its
highest since Feb. 4 after the U.S. Federal Reserve maintained
its monthly stimulus, ended a typhoon-shortened session down 0.6
percent at 23,371.5. The China Enterprises Index of the
top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.5 percent.
Trading resumed in the afternoon after Typhoon Usagi forced
cancellation of the morning session. Markets in Hong Kong were
also shut for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday on Friday, during
which other Asian bourses fell on renewed worries that the Fed
will soon cut its bond-buying.