* Hang Seng index rises 1.10% to highest close since June
* China Enterprises index HSCE rises 1.60%
Feb 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks ended higher on
Wednesday, marking the seventh straight session of gains and
extending a bull run ahead of the reopening of mainland markets
after the Lunar New Year break, with sentiment lifted by
optimism over global economic recovery.
** The Hang Seng index rose 1.10% to 31,084.94, the
highest close since June 2018, while the China Enterprises Index
increased 1.60% to 12,228.63.
** The Hang Seng Tech Index surged 2.34% and the
Hang Seng sub-index tracking information technology firms
** Brokers said an improving pandemic situation and
expectations the bull run will continue when China markets
reopen helped lift investor sentiment.
** China's mainland markets are scheduled to reopen on Feb.
** MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside
Japan ticked up 0.59%, while Japan's Nikkei
** The Hong Kong's Hang Seng Finance Index surged
1.37%, while Hang Seng sub-index tracking property firms
** The top gainer in the Hang Seng Index was AAC
Technologies, which was up 7.11%, while the biggest
percentage loser was Mengniu Dairy, which dropped
** The biggest gainer in Hang Seng Tech Index was
Tongcheng-Elong Holdings, which soared 15.02%, while
the top percentage loser was Hua Hong Semiconductor,
(Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)