* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -5.9%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 9.9%
* HSI -2.0%, HSCE -2.0%, CSI300 -1.6%
* FTSE China A50 -1.3%
Oct 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks fell on Friday, tracking
other Asian markets' declines on worries over next week's U.S.
presidential election and a shaky global economic outlook, but
strength in tech companies led to monthly gains.
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was
down 1.95% at 24,107.42. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index
fell 1.96% to 9,760.24.
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares
dipped 1.3%, while the IT sector dipped
2.29%, the financial sector ended 2.33% lower and the
property sector dipped 0.56%.
** For the month, HSI added 2.8%, while HSCE climbed 3.9%.
** Record numbers of coronavirus cases worldwide and the
Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election remained the major focus for
investors. On Wednesday, global coronavirus cases rose by more
than 500,000 for the first time, with France and Germany
prepping fresh lockdowns.
** China will set detailed economic targets for 2021-2025 to
help promote higher quality growth, following a meeting of top
Chinese leaders, the vice head of the country's state planner
said on Friday.
** China aims for sustained and healthy economic development
in the next five years, with an emphasis on higher quality
growth, the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee said in a
communique published on Thursday, after a conclave.
** Leading the gains for the month, the Hang Seng tech index
gained 6.3% in October.
** Alibaba's Hong Kong shares rose 6.4% for the
month ahead of Ant Group's IPO, while tech giant Tencent
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.28%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed down 1.52%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.699 per U.S. dollar
at 08:30 GMT, 0.25% firmer than the previous close of 6.7161.
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; editing by Barbara Lewis)