HONG KONG Aug 8 Hong Kong's benchmark share
index had its first losing week in four, despite strength in
Chinese energy companies on Friday due to higher oil prices.
The Hang Seng Index fell 0.2 percent on Friday to
24,331.41 points. It slipped 0.8 percent this week.
The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore
Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.4 percent on the day
and 1.4 percent on the week.
China's three largest state oil companies - PetroChina
, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and
CNOOC - climbed 1.2, 1.2 and 1.7 percent,
China Unicom slid 1.7 percent to close at a 4-week
low. The country's second-biggest wireless carrier on Thursday
reported first-half net income lower than expectations, due to
China's new value-added tax programme.
(Reporting by Grace Li; Editing by Richard Borsuk)