* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 100%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 6.6%
* HSI +0.5%, HSCE +0.4%, CSI300 -1.3%
* FTSE China A50 -0.7%
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Friday
to post their fourth consecutive weekly advance, underpinned by
heavyweight financial firms, though gains were checked by
uncertainties including the U.S. election.
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up
132.65 points, or 0.54%, at 24,918.78. The Hang Seng China
Enterprises index rose 0.4% to 10,125.59.
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares
rose 5.4%, while the IT sector dipped 1.23%,
the financial sector ended 1.15% higher and the property
sector rose 0.34%.
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was CNOOC Ltd,
which gained 7.27%, while the biggest loser was CSPC
Pharmaceutical Group Ltd, which fell 2.95%.
** For the week, HSI gained 2.2%, while HSCE climbed 2.1%,
both posting their fourth week of gains.
** Leading the gains, the Hang Seng financials index
rose 1.2%, having gained 3.7%, also its fourth weekly
** Market received support from robust inflows via the Stock
Connect, as mainland investors purchased a net 4.2 billion yuan
worth of HK-listed shares on Friday, according to Refinitiv.
** The Hang Seng index is expected to consolidate in the
range of 24,000-25,000 points, given external risk events
including the U.S. election, the global coronavirus outbreak and
the Brexit, Guodu Hong Kong noted in a report.
** Market participants are keeping an eye on the U.S.
election, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger
Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging
COVID-19 pandemic at the final presidential debate ahead of the
Nov. 3 election.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.26%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed 0.18% higher.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.6657 per U.S. dollar
at 08:19 GMT, 0.29% firmer than the previous close of 6.685.
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Krishna Chandra