* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -4.5%
* Shanghai->HK daily quota used 6%
* FTSE China A50 +0.2%
May 16 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks ended flat on Thursday, as confidence was shaken after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions.
** The Hang Seng index was nearly unchanged at 28,275.07, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.1% to 10,811.62.
** The Trump administration hit Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks.
** China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday in response to the latest U.S. restrictions on Huawei.
** Gains in properties and energy firms were offset by losses for in firms, as tech giant Tencent hit a six-week low after posting a slower-than-expected growth in revenue.
** Around the region, MSCI’s Asia ex-Japan stock index was weaker by 0.28%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.59%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.8848 per U.S. dollar at 08:15 GMT, 0.12% weaker than the previous close of 6.8768.
** The top gainers among H-shares were CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd up 2.59%, followed by China National Building Material Co Ltd, gaining 2.03% and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, up by 1.96%.
** The three biggest H-shares percentage decliners were China Tower Corp Ltd, which was down 1.95%, Tencent Holdings Ltd, which fell 1.9% and Huaneng Power International Inc, down by 1.9%.
** About 2.45 billion Hang Seng index shares were traded, roughly 144.8% of the market’s 30-day moving average of 1.69 billion shares a day. The volume traded in the previous trading session was 2.31 billion.
** At close, China’s A-shares were trading at a premium of 24.73% to the Hong Kong-listed H-shares. (Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)