HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares posted their
first rise in four days on Thursday after a prominent U.S.
lawmaker raised hopes of a deal to resolve the U.S. fiscal
policy standoff, but gains came in weak turnover, pointing to
underlying market fragility.
The Hang Seng Index closed up 1 percent at 21,922.9
points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese
listings in Hong Kong ended up 0.9 percent at 10,488.1.
On the mainland, the CSI300 Index of the top
Shanghai and Shenzhen listings shed 0.6 percent, while the
Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent, lingering at
its lowest closing levels since January 2009.
* Chinese banks were among the biggest movers in the Hang
Seng Index, recovering some losses made earlier in the week.
China Construction Bank rose 1.9 percent, while
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gained 0.8
* Chinese automaker Geely Automobile declined 1.1
percent to HK$3.54 after Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area
launched an up to $262 million selldown in an indicative range
of HK$3.30 to HK$3.40 each.
* Citic Securities ended down 2.8 percent,
tracking losses in mainland markets after local media reported
that brokerages could be hurt by possible cuts in commission