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Hong Kong shares rise; China Evergrande boosts property stocks

* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -0.9%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 0%

* HSI +0.8%, HSCE +1.3%, CSI300 -0.1%

* FTSE China A50 +0.1%

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares ended higher on Wednesday as sharp gains in China Evergrande Group boosted property stocks, after the developer secured investments to ease some of its liquidity crunch worries. ** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 183.52 points or 0.79% at 23,459.05. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.25% to 9,397.37. ** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares dipped 0.3%, while the IT sector rose 2.08%, the financial sector ended 0.08% higher and the property sector rose 2.03%. ** Hong Kong-listed shares of China Evergrande surged 20% in the late afternoon trading, after the developer secured support from its investors amid mounting liquidity crunch concerns. ** Hong Kong’s financial markets will be closed for National Day on Thursday, Oct. 1 and for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday Oct. 2. Markets will resume trading on Monday, Oct 5. ** China’s main Shanghai Composite index closed down 0.2% at 3,218.05 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.1%. ** Around the region, MSCI’s Asia ex-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.05%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 1.5%. ** The yuan was quoted at 6.8102 per U.S. dollar at 0822 GMT, 0.07% firmer than the previous close of 6.8149. (Reporting by Cheng Leng in Beijing, Luoyan Liu and Andrew Galbraith in Shanghai; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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