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Hong Kong stocks climb as financials, real estate shine on upbeat China data

* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -0.7%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 4.2%

* HSI +1.0%, HSCE +0.9%, CSI300 +0.3%

* FTSE China A50 +0.7%

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks climbed on Monday, boosted by robust gains for financial and properties firms, after China’s upbeat data pointed to recovery gaining momentum in the world’s second-largest economy from the coronavirus crisis.

** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 240.63 points or 1.04% at 23,476.05. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 0.87% to 9,383.4.

** The sub-index tracking energy shares rose 1%, while the IT sector rose 1.23%. The financial sector ended 1.86% higher.

** HSBC Holdings Plc was the top gainer, jumping 9.22%, while China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd was the biggest loser, down 3.02%.

** Profits at China’s industrial firms grew, buoyed in part by a rebound in commodities’ prices and equipment manufacturing, the statistics bureau said on Sunday.

** China’s recovery has been gaining momentum as pent-up demand, government stimulus and surprisingly resilient exports propel a rebound.

** Leading the gains, the Hang Seng financials ended 1.9% higher, with HSBC Holdings jumping 9.2% after Ping An Insurance increased stake.

** Properties firm also rallied, led by China Evergrande Group surging 20.6%.

** China Evergrande Group said its debt-cutting measures were working and the Hong Kong bourse had approved its spinoff plan.

** China Evergrande Group on Friday night gave a progress update on the IPO plans of its property management and electric vehicle units, indicating they could raise about $7 billion, amid mounting fears of a liquidity crisis.

** Around the region, MSCI’s Asia ex-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.51%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 1.32%.

** The yuan was quoted at 6.818 per U.S. dollar at 0834 GMT, 0.06% firmer than the previous close of 6.822.

** At close, China’s A-shares were trading at a premium of 47.57% over Hong Kong-listed H-shares. (Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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