* SSEC -0.62%, CSI300 -0.67%, HSI +0.74%
* HK tech shares jump, Bilibili up over 8%
* Yuan softens toward 6.4 per dollar
SHANGHAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Chinese shares fell on Tuesday,
dragged lower by financials and consumer firms even as the
country's cabinet pledged more support for the consumer services
sector, while tech stocks drove Hong Kong's Hang Seng index
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was
down 0.62% at 3,522.33 points.
** China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.67%, with
its financial sector sub-index lower by 2.07%, the
consumer staples sector down 0.4%, the real estate
index down 1.33% and the healthcare sub-index
** China's cabinet issued guidelines to develop consumer
services, including increased financial support for small firms
providing catering, accommodation, childcare, healthcare and
services for the elderly.
** Energy firms also fell, with an index tracking the sector
down 2.44% after dropping nearly 13% on Monday. China
said on Sunday it was releasing gasoline and diesel reserves to
boost market supply and stabilise prices.
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.72% to
8,963.72, while the Hang Seng Index was up 0.74% at
** The broad index was lifted by gains in the tech sector
, which rose 2.29%. Meituan rose 5%, while
game publisher Bilibili rose 8.18% after five sessions
** The smaller Shenzhen index was unchanged for the day,
the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by
1.1% and Shanghai's tech-focused STAR50 index was up
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was firmer by 0.29% while Japan's Nikkei index
was down 0.44%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.3992 per U.S. dollar,
0.02% weaker than the previous close of 6.3982.
** So far this year, the Shanghai stock index is up 1.4% and
the CSI300 has fallen 6.8%, while China's H-share index listed
in Hong Kong is down 16.5%. Shanghai stocks have declined 0.7%
(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)