HONG KONG May 15 Hong Kong's main index rose to
its highest close in nearly a month, lifted by tech heavyweight
Tencent Holdings Ltd., which posted better-than-expected results
and announced a share-split.
The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.7 percent at 22,730.86
points, its highest close since April 17.
The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore
Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.2 percent. Mainland
indexes both fell more than 1 percent on Thursday.
Tencent jumped 5.8 percent on its first quarter
results and news it would conduct a five-for-one share split to
attract small investors.
The energy and telecommunication sectors were drags for
H-shares, with China Telecom Corp Ltd down 2.7
percent, and Sinopec Corp losing 1.1 percent.
(Reporting by Grace Li; Editing by Richard Borsuk)