HONG KONG Aug 12 Hong Kong's benchmark share
index reversed midday losses and finished higher on Tuesday, as
strength in two leading technology firms outweighed weakness
among financial stocks.
The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 percent at
24,689.41 points. The China Enterprises Index of the
leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong also rose 0.2
Tencent Holdings gained 0.8 percent ahead of its
first-half earnings on Wednesday. Lenovo Group climbed
3.6 percent to a more than 14-year high before announcement of
its April-June results due on Thursday.
Most Chinese insurers suffered losses after posting solid
gains on Monday. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China
fell 0.8 percent and China Pacific Insurance Group
lost 1.2 percent.
(Reporting by Grace Li; Editing by Richard Borsuk)