* Hang Seng index ends up 1.63%
China Enterprises index HSCE rises 1.69%
* Tencent rises 3.93% after Sogou deal approved
* HSBC jumps after Bank of England scraps dividend curbs
July 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose on Tuesday as high
tech and financials stocks rallied, after Chinese regulators
approved a deal involving index heavyweight Tencent Holdings and
after the Bank of England scrapped dividend curbs on lenders
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up
448.17 points, or 1.63%, at 27,963.41. The Hang Seng China
Enterprises index rose 1.69% to 10,113.32.
** Tech firms in Hong Kong drove gains, with the sub-index of
the Hang Seng tracking the IT sector rising 3.3% and
the Hang Seng Tech index up 1.94%.
** Tencent Holdings Ltd jumped 3.93% after China's
antitrust regulator on Tuesday approved its plan to take the
country's no.3 search engine Sogou Inc private in a
$3.5 billion deal.
** The financial sector also gained, rising 1.54% with
Hong Kong shares of HSBC Holdings Plc ending 2.62%
higher after the Bank of England on Tuesday scrapped
pandemic-era curbs on dividends from top lenders with immediate
** Sentiment was also bolstered by customs data showing that
China's exports grew much faster than expected in June, and
import growth also beat expectations.
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was Geely Automobile Holdings
Ltd, which gained 5.18%, while the biggest loser was
WuXi Biologics (Cayman) Inc, which fell 3.1%.
** China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up 0.53%
at 3,566.52 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index
ended up 0.18%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.4655 per U.S. dollar,
0.17% firmer than the previous close of 6.4762.
** The top gainers among H-shares were Kuaishou Technology
up 5.69%, followed by Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd
, gaining 5.18% and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
, up by 3.95%.
(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)