Hong Kong stocks see best weekly show in 3 months on mainland demand
Feb 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Friday, helping the indexes post their best weekly performance in three months, following persisting buying activity from mainland investors.
** The Hang Seng index .HSI ended 0.6% higher at 29,288.68, while the China Enterprises index .HSCE was unchanged at 11,561.32.
** For the week, HSI added 3.6%, its biggest gain since the week ended Nov. 6, 2020, while the HSCE added 3.2%.
** On Friday, mainland investors purchased net of HK$9.4 billion ($1.21 billion) worth of Hong Kong stocks via the Stock Connect linking mainland and Hong Kong, Refinitiv data showed.
** That came after their buying hit a monthly record of more than HK$300 billion in January, as asset managers looked to the city for bargains.
** Kuaishou Technology 1024.HK surged three-fold in its Hong Kong debut to become the fifth-largest listed company in the city, driven by massive demand from mom-and-pop investors for the Chinese online video service operator. nL1N2KB04V
** Worries over Sino-U.S. tensions, however, kept the gains in check.
** The United States is deliberately "creating tension" and disrupting peace and stability, China's military said, after a U.S. warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait. nL1N2KA3HB
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index .MIAPJ0000PUS was weaker by 0.52%, while Japan's Nikkei index .N225 closed up 1.54%.
** The yuan CNY=CFXS was quoted at 6.4773 per U.S. dollar at 0834 GMT, down 0.08%.
** China's A-shares closed at a premium of 36.02% over Hong Kong-listed H-shares.
($1 = 7.7525 Hong Kong dollars)
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; editing by Uttaresh.V)