HONG KONG, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares slipped for a
second straight day on Tuesday, retreating further from a
two-week high, dragged by Chinese plays after the Shanghai share
index closed below 2,000 points for the first time in nearly
The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.1 percent at 21,844
points, retreating for a second day from a two-week high
recorded last Friday. The China Enterprises Index of the
top Chinese listings ended down 0.4 percent.
The CSI300 Index of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen
listings closed down 1.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index
ended down 1.3 percent at 1,991.2, the first time it
closed below 2,000 points since January 2009.
* China Rongsheng dived 6.7 percent to its lowest
close in a month after the company said that its chairman had
stepped down just three months after the company posted its
sharpest fall in half-year net profit.
* China Resources Enterprises led percentage gains
among Hang Seng Index components, rising 2.8 percent to a
six-month high on media reports that it plans to purchase a
stake in French retailer Carrefour SA.
* The Macau casino sector was broadly stronger on hopes of a
similar special dividend payout after Las Vegas Sands,
parent of Sands China, approved a $2.75 per share
special dividend. Sands China was up 1.8 percent, while MGM
China jumped 3.4 percent.