* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 2.9%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 12.5%
* HSI +1.5%, HSCE +1.8%, CSI300 +0.5%
* FTSE China A50 +0.3%,
Nov 2 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks kicked off November with
solid gains, helped by strength in materials and consumer firms,
though traders braced for turbulence during the U.S.
Presidential election week.
** At the close of trade on Monday, the Hang Seng index
was up 352.59 points or 1.46% at 24,460.01. The Hang Seng
China Enterprises index ended 1.81% firmer at 9,936.56.
** Leading the gains, the Hang Seng materials index
and the Hang Seng consumer discretionary index closed
up 3.8% and 3.3%, respectively.
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was Geely Automobile
Holdings Ltd, which gained 13.57%, while the biggest
loser was WH Group Ltd after closing 2.3% lower.
** Sentiment got a lift after a survey showed that factory
activity in China, the world's second-largest economy,
accelerated at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in October as
domestic demand surged.
** Though caution remained ahead of the upcoming U.S.
** U.S. President Donald Trump will hunt for support in four
battleground states on Monday while Democratic rival Joe Biden
focuses on Pennsylvania and Ohio during the final day of
campaigning in their long, bitter race for the White House.
** China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up
0.02% at 3,225.12 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index
ended up 0.54%.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 1.5%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed up 1.39%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.7001 per U.S. dollar
at 0829 GMT, 0.1% weaker than the previous close of 6.6932.
** At close, China's A-shares were trading at a premium of
44.11% over Hong Kong-listed H-shares.
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom, Editing by Sherry