HONG KONG Jan 17 Hong Kong shares were set to start higher on Thursday, helped by strength in the property sector with Cheung Kong Holdings among the top boosts to the benchmark Hang Seng Index with a 1.8 percent rise.
The Hang Seng Index was set to open up 0.5 percent at 23,471.7. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was indicated to start up 0.6 percent.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks pressured as Wall St hit by healthcare vote delay
TOKYO, June 28 Asian shares slumped on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard in the wake of a delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote, while the euro rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could trim its stimulus this year.