* HSI +0.03%, HSCE +0.22%
* China's Caixin factory PMI hits best level in almost a
* EV maker BYD gains on California coach purchasing orders
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares
finished higher on Tuesday, led by shares of tech firms, as
sentiment was lifted by strong readings on China's manufacturing
sector that reflected a bounce-back in the world's
second-largest economy from the coronavirus crisis.
** The Hang Seng index closed up 7.80 points or 0.03% at
25,184.85. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose
0.22% to 10,013.32.
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares
dipped 0.7%, while the IT sector rose 2.11%,
the financial sector ended 0.12% lower and the property
sector dipped 1%.
** China's factory activity expanded at the fastest clip in
nearly a decade in August, bolstered by the first increase in
new export orders this year, the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing
Purchasing Managers' Index(PMI) showed .
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was Geely Automobile Holdings
Ltd, which gained 4.4%.
** Hong Kong shares of BYD Co Ltd gained 13.8% after
the Chinese electric vehicle maker's coaches were selected for
California purchasing contract.
** Shares of Meitu Inc, a selfie image-enhancing app,
rose 8.2%, while smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp gained
** China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up 0.44%
at 3,410.61, while the blue-chip CSI300 index ended up
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 1.26%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed down 0.01%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.8343 per U.S. dollar at
0807 GMT, 0.2% firmer than the previous close of 6.8483.
** The top gainers among H-shares were Byd Co Ltd up
13.83%, followed by Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd,
gaining 4.4% and ENN Energy Holdings Ltd, up by 3.26%.
(Reporting by Zhang Yan in Beijing, and Andrew Galbraith in
Shanghai; editing by Uttaresh.V)