HONG KONG Oct 3 Hong Kong stocks rose more than
1 percent on Monday, lifted by gaming shares such as Galaxy
Entertainment Group, after the world's biggest casino
hub Macau posted a better than expected rise in gambling revenue
Bank of East Asia also helped the rise, with its
shares rising 3.5 percent on talk that private equity firm
Permira was near a deal to buy the bank's Tricor unit
. It was the stock's biggest daily percentage gain
since May 17.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed up 1.2 percent
at 23,584.43 points, while China Enterprises Index
gained 1.1 percent to 9,683.37 in a solid start to the fourth
Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded again in
September, an official survey showed on Saturday, which may
indicate that recent positive momentum can be sustained.
Some investors took to the sidelines, with China markets
closed for the National Day holiday all week.
(Reporting By Anne Marie Roantree and Donny Kwok; Editing by