HONG KONG, August 21 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares posted a
fifth-straight day of losses on Wednesday as investors remained
cautious on concerns over outflows from Asian markets ahead of a
China economic survey that could offer clues on the world's
The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.7 percent at its
lowest in more than one week at 21,817.73. The China Enterprises
Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.5
percent. Both have dropped more than 3 percent in the past four
China's top offshore oil explorer CNOOC Ltd ended
up 4.9 percent at its highest level in six months after the
company posted on Tuesday a better-than-expected first-half
profit and said it was on track to meet its 2013 output target.
The HSBC China "flash" manufacturing purchasing managers
index (PMI) for August, the earliest indicator of manufacturing
activity in the mainland for the month, is due on Thursday.