HONG KONG, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares eked out a
slight gain on Thursday, in spite of falls by Chinese financial
and energy firms after China's official and private
manufacturing surveys both signalled slower growth in the
world's second-largest economy.
The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.1 percent at 23,340.05
points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top
Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1 percent to its lowest since
In Hong Kong, China Coal Energy Co Ltd
tumbled 4.1 percent to a four-month low. China Shenhua Energy Co
Ltd shed 2.3 percent, its worst day in
The final HSBC/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers'
Index (PMI) slipped to a three-month low at 50.5 in December
from November's 50.8, while the official December figure dipped
to a four-month low at 51.0.