NEW YORK, Sept 18- If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York Stock Exchange.
The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.4 percent to its highest close in nine months. Hong Kong will be shut on Tuesday for the same holiday.
*HSI -0.3 pct, H-shares +0.2 pct, China shut for holiday. *Tencent drops ahead of FTSE China Index change. In the morning, China's August trade data pushed down both the Hang Seng Index and the one for top Chinese listings in Hong Kong, but those losses were erased.
HONG KONG, Sept 4- Hong Kong's benchmark index on Thursday slipped from its highest since May 2008, while the index of major China companies listed in the offshore market advanced to a near 9- month high. The Hang Seng Index inched down 0.1 percent at 25,297.92 points, trimming earlier losses of 0.5 percent.
*Macau gaming sector weak ahead of August data. HONG KONG, Sept 1- Chinese shares rose on Monday, with defence and media names leading the gains, shrugging off a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.3 percent.
HONG KONG, Aug 27- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Wednesday, hit by afternoon session losses as investors took profit on recent outperformers and sold shares in companies with weak earnings. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.5 percent, snapping a three-day winning streak.
HONG KONG, Aug 26- Hong Kong's benchmark share index finished lower on Tuesday, as weakness in a few heavyweight stocks canceled out strength in oil companies. Asia insurance giant AIA Group lost 0.9 percent. PetroChina climbed 2.4 percent and CNOOC 0.7 percent.
HONG KONG, July 25- Hong Kong's benchmark share index rose 0.3 percent on Friday, closing at its highest level in more than three years, buoyed by stronger China markets. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.5 percent to its highest close since December 13.
*New China Life Insurance drops after report says Temasek sold shares. HONG KONG, July 25- China shares are headed for their best weekly gain in 3-1/ 2 months on Friday, powered by continued strength in blue chips including bank stocks that is helping mainland markets outperform Hong Kong.
HONG KONG, July 3- Hong Kong's benchmark index slipped on Thursday but stayed close to a near seven-month peak as some investors took profit on strong gains the previous day. The top drag on the Hang Seng was Asia insurance giant AIA Group, which slid 0.9 percent following a 2.4 percent gain on Wednesday.
HONG KONG, June 17- Hong Kong shares finished lower on Tuesday, dragged down by underperforming financial companies and a weaker Macau gaming sector. Asia insurer giant AIA Group shed 1.4 percent, while HSBC Holdings slipped 0.4 percent.
May 14- China's CITIC Pacific Ltd said it had secured $5.1 billion to help fund the purchase of some $36 billion in assets from its state-owned parent company, as strategic investors lined up to give the landmark deal their blessing.
Company seeking Hong Kong exchange nod on Thursday. HONG KONG, March 26- Chinese pork producer W.H. Group, which acquired U.S.-based Smithfield Foods last year, has hired 28 book runners for its planned $5- 6 billion Hong Kong initial public offering, a record number for banks working on an Asian IPO, IFR reported.
Citigroup has picked AIA as its partner in a deal that allows the insurer's products to be sold through the U.S. bank's network. The FT reports.
Improving mainland economic data and hopes for export gains as the U.S. economy recovers have boosted Hong Kong stocks but some players, including Goldman Sachs, are sounding warnings.
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Asian shares retreated from multi-month highs on Wednesday amid caution as the earnings season gathers pace, with Tokyo stocks falling to three-week closing lows.
Block deals hit a record $57.3 billion this year as they become the mainstay of Asian investment banks, bringing relief to IPO-starved equity capital markets (ECM) bankers in the region.
Asian shares posted gains on Tuesday, tracking the overnight gains in U.S. stocks, as fresh signs of compromise maintained a new optimism that the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget tussle could be settled before tax hikes and spending cuts begin to bite early next year.
Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as investors indulged in profit-taking after last week's extensive rally but Japanese equities jumped to an eight-month high after the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan's electoral triumph propelled the yen to a 20-month low.