* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 7.8%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 0.6%
* HSI +1.0%, HSCE +0.6%, CSI300 +0.2%
* FTSE China A50 +0.6%
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares edged
up on Wednesday, with tech and healthcare stocks leading the
gains, while the index tracked global equities higher on
positive vaccine news and stimulus hopes.
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up
253.00 points or 0.97% at 26,460.29. The Hang Seng China
Enterprises index rose 0.6% to 10,461.9.
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking IT sector
rose 1.48%, the financial sector ended 0.71% higher and
the property sector rose 0.93%.
** Investors seemed to have shrugged off deep losses in Hong
Kong-listed shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International
Corp after the chipmaker fell up to 9.6% on report of
a key executive's decision to leave the company.
** The top gainer in the Hang Seng was Techtronic Industries Co
Ltd, which gained 5.11%, while the biggest loser was
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd, which
** Overnight, global stocks gained as positive coronavirus
vaccine news and progress toward further U.S. fiscal stimulus
and a Brexit deal encouraged investors to embrace risk.
** China's main Shanghai Composite index closed flat at
3,366.98 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index
ended up 0.18%, with consumer stocks lifted by data-fueled
confidence on economic recovery.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.26%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed up 0.26%.
(Reporting by Cheng Leng in Beijing and Andrew Galbraith in
Shanghai; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)