SHANGHAI Aug 19 Hong Kong shares ended at more
than six-year highs on Tuesday, in a catch-up to strong global
markets and buoyed by strength in property companies.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.7 percent to 25,122.95
points, while the China Enterprises Index of the leading
offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong edged up 0.3 percent.
"Recently looking at the U.S and Europe markets, we have
been lagging behind other markets for some time because of the
weakness of the Asian market," said Alex Wong, a director at
Ample Finance Group.
The property and construction sector performed strongly on
Tuesday, with China Resources Land Ltd jumping 7.6
percent, and Wheelock and Co Ltd rising 4.1 percent.
(Reporting by Chen Yixin and the Shanghai Newsroom)