Oct 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares finished 0.6% higher on
Friday, led by tech and financial stocks amid easing political
tensions between China and the United States.
Tracking gains made overnight on Wall Street, the Hang Seng
index rose to 24,837.85, while the China Enterprises
Index climbed 0.7% to 8,775.65.
** The U.S. and China have agreed in principle for their
presidents to hold a virtual meeting before the year's end.
** The information technology subindex rose 2.2%.
** Index heavyweight Alibaba Group jumped 5.6%,
the biggest daily gainer on the city's benchmark.
** Internet giants Tencent Holdings and Meituan
added more than 2% each.
** The financials subindex ended 0.4% higher, with
China Life Insurance Co and Ping An Insurance Group
climbing 4.2% and 2.8% respectively.
** WuXi Biologics Inc and Li Ning Co
fell more than 5.8% each.
** The healthcare subindex, the energy subindex
, the industrial subindex, and utility
subindex logged declines of between 1.5% and 3%.
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)