SHANGHAI, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Shanghai shares rose slightly
on Wednesday, led by non-ferrous metal stocks and high-end
equipment manufacturers, while tech giants slipped in Hong Kong
ahead of third-quarter earnings reports and dragged the
benchmark equity index lower.
The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2% to
3,529.26, while the CSI300 index fell 0.1% to 4,879.75
by the end of the morning session.
The Hang Seng index dropped 0.5% to 25,595.19. The
Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.6% to 9,174.13.
** The non-ferrous metal sub-index and the
high-end equipment manufacturing sub-index gained
more than 1.9% each.
** New energy vehicles added 1.5%, tracking a
rebound in Tesla Inc, analysts said.
** Twenty five out of the first batch of 81 companies went
up on the new Beijing Stock Exchange.
** Shares have been trading sideways recently, and Vanho
Securities said it expected the market might remain range-bound
in the near future with investors searching for directional
** It said policy easing expectations would rise as the year
came to an end, and suggested to buy blue-chips.
** Tech giants and financials weighed on the Hong Kong
** The Hang Seng Tech Index lost 0.6%, with food
delivery company Meituan and e-commerce giant Alibaba
Group down 1.6% and 0.6%, respectively.
** Alibaba is expected to report its earning results on
** The financials sub-index retreated 0.7%, with
insurer AIA down 1.1% and dragging the Hang Seng Index
21 points lower.
(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)