HONG KONG Feb 14 Hong Kong shares finished
their best week in five months on a positive note on Friday, led
by the Macau casino, Chinese Internet and healthcare sectors as
benchmark indexes recovered from an emerging market selloff late
The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.6 percent on the day
and 3.1 percent on the week at 22,298.4 points, its highest
since Jan. 24. This was its biggest weekly gain since the period
that ended Sept. 6.
The Hang Seng benchmark has now retraced more than 50
percent of its nearly 8 percent slide between Jan. 22 and Feb.
5. Gains on Friday though came in the weakest full-day Hong Kong
turnover since Jan. 2.
The China Enterprises Index of the top offshore
Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.6 percent on Friday and 3.0
percent this week. This was its biggest weekly gain since the
period that ended Nov. 22.