HONG KONG, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares managed to
eke out gains on Tuesday helped by a strong day for AIA
, which countered weakness in China plays hit by
profit-taking as mainland markets eased from a one-month high.
The Hang Seng index closed up 0.2 percent at
22,323.9. The China Enterprises index closed flat.
In China, the CSI300 of top Shanghai and Shenzhen
listings fell 0.6 percent to 2,258.5 while the Shanghai
Composite shed 0.4 percent to close at 2,074.7.
* Insurer AIA rose 2.8 percent after the U.S. Treasury said
it had launched the sale of its remaining stake in American
* Shares of Citic Pacific rose 3.9 percent and
were the most actively traded stock on the Hang Seng after the
company, mired in financing issues related to its Australian
projects, tapped debt markets to raise up to $250 million.