* HSI +0.1%, HSCE +0.0%, CSI300 +0.8%
* FTSE China A50 +0.7%
BEIJING, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares ended slightly
higher on Thursday, led by gains in healthcare firms and
blue-chip technology stocks, as investors shied away from big
moves in holiday-thinned trading.
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up
25.47 points, or 0.1%, at 23,112.01. The Hang Seng China
Enterprises index fell 0.03% to 8,096.44.
** The subindex of the Hang Seng tracking healthcare stocks
closed 1.1% higher, but the energy sector
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was WuXi Biologics Inc
, which jumped 2.92%.
** Heavyweight tech shares also rebounded from yesterday,
with food delivery giant Meituan up 1.1%. The tech
sector gained 0.1%.
** Wuxi Bio and Meituan were the two biggest point
contributors lifting the Hang Seng index on the day.
** Hong Kong shares of SenseTime Group, the
Chinese artificial intelligence start-up, jumped as much as 23%
from its market debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, before closing
** But mainland property developers listed in Hong Kong
lost 0.7%, with Evergrande Group tumbling
9.1% after the embattled real estate developer failed to pay
certain offshore coupons due earlier this week.
** The Shanghai Composite index was up 0.6% at
3,619.19 points. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up
0.8%, its best daily performance since Dec. 9.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.07%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed down 0.4%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.371 per U.S. dollar
at 08:09 UTC, 0.05% weaker than the previous close of 6.368.
(Reporting by the Beijing Newsroom and Shanghai Newsroom;
Editing by Devika Syamnath)