SHANGHAI Aug 20 Hong Kong Hang Seng Index edged
up to a new six-year closing high on Wednesday, underpinned by
strong global markets and upbeat corporate earnings.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 percent to 25,159.76
points, its best close since May 2008. The China Enterprises
index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong
Kong was down 0.4 percent.
Several major companies and banks in Hong Kong posted
stronger-than-expected first-half earnings late on Tuesday.
Brilliance China Auto rose 3.2 percent and BOC HK
(Holdings) Ltd gained 3.6 percent.
(Reporting by Chen Yixin and the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by
Jacqueline Wong and Kim Coghill)