* CSI300 +0.54%, consumer firms lead
* SSEC ends little changed
* Caixin PMI shows rapid acceleration
SHANGHAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - China blue-chip shares finished
higher on Monday after a private survey showed the fastest
acceleration in Chinese factory activity in nearly a decade, the
latest indication of the country's robust economic recovery from
** The blue-chip CSI300 index closed up 0.54%, with
the consumer staples sector up 0.24% and the real
estate index up 0.47%.
** The Shanghai Composite index was little changed,
closing 0.02% higher at 3,225.12.
** The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 1.08% and the
start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by
** Activity in China's factory sector accelerated at the fastest
pace in nearly a decade in October as domestic demand surged, a
private business survey showed on Monday, adding further
momentum to the recovery of the world's second-largest economy.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 1.5%, while Japan's Nikkei index
closed up 1.39%.
** At 0706 GMT, the yuan was quoted at 6.693 per U.S.
dollar, 0% firmer than the previous close of 6.6932.
** The largest percentage gainers in the main Shanghai Composite
index were Whirlpool China Co Ltd, up 10.07%,
followed by Dr.Peng Telecom & Media Group Co Ltd,
gaining 10.06% and COSCO SHIPPING Development Co Ltd
, up by 10.05%.
** The largest percentage losers in the Shanghai index were
Huadian Energy Co Ltd down 10.06%, followed by
Sichuan Xichang Electric Power Co Ltd losing 10.05%
and Shanghai Shenqi Pharmaceutical Investment Management Co Ltd
down by 10.03%.
** So far this year, the Shanghai stock index is up 5.7% and the
CSI300 has risen 15.2%, while China's H-share index listed in
Hong Kong is down 11%. Shanghai stocks have risen 0.02% this
(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith)