Sept 10 HK/CHINA WRAP China After market Loans missed but Total Social Financial beat.


10 Sep

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US markets take a couple of minutes of silence during the am session for 911 … Least we forget…

HSI +489pts (+1.9%) 26,206 HSCEI +203pts (+2.2%) 9,387 T/O HK$149.83bn (-10.8% DoD)

Europe
Markets opened slightly higher and tracked sideways.  Basic resources higher, Telcos weaker.
Germany’s finance and justice ministries were raided on Thursday as prosecutors investigate the government’s anti-money laundering agency, casting doubt over failings to tackle financial crime in Europe’s largest economy.
Germany 
Inflation Rate Aug +3.9% YoY vs +3.8% Jul (F/cast was 3.9%)
France 
Industrial Production Jul +0.3% vs +0.6% revised (F/cast +0.6%)
UK 
Balance of Trade Jul £-3.1B vs -2.5B Jun (F/cast was -2B)
Construction Output Jul +8.6% YoY vs 30% Jun (F/cast was 10.5%)
Industrial Production Jul +3.8% YoY vs +8.3% Jun (F/cast was +3.2%)
Industrial Production Jul +1.2% MoM vs -0.7% Jun (F/cast was +0.5%)
Manufacturing Production Jul +6% YoY vs +13.9% Jun (F/cast was +6.6%)
Manufacturing Production Jul +0% MoM vs +0.2% Jun (F/cast was +0.5%)
GDP 3 Month Ave Jul +3.6% vs +4.8% Jun (F/cast was +4%)
GDP Jul +0.1% MoM vs +1% Jun (F/cast was +0.7%)
Goods Trade Balance Jul £-12.706B vs -11.988B Jun (F/cast was -11.2B)
NIESR Monthly GDP Tracker Aug vs +3.9% Jul (F/cast was 4%)
US 
Data Out
PPI Aug +0.7% MoM vs 1% Jul (F/cast was -0.7% )
PPI Aug +8.3% YoY vs +7.8% Jul (F/cast was +8.3%)
Core PPI Aug +6.7% YoY vs +6.2% Jul (F/cast was +6.7% )
Core PPI Aug +0.6% MoM vs +1% Jul (F/cast was +0.6% )
To come
Wholesale Inventories, WASDE Report, Baker Hughes Rig Count.

CHINA
CSI 300 closed +44pts (+0.9%) @ 5,013
Market opened CSI 300 opened flat but rallied in the morning session to 5,040 level on news of a phone call between Presidents Biden and Xi but then pulled back to 4,985 before rebounding into lunch @ 5,020. PM the market traded sideaysShanghai Composite +10pts (+0.3%) @ 3,703 T/O US$109,637bn +11% DoD
Shenzhen Composite +11pts (+0.1%) @ 14,772 T/O US$121,997bn +5% DoD
ChiNext Composite Index +10pts (+0.3%) @ 3,525CHINA DATA
After Market
New Yuan Loans Aug CNY 1220B vs 1080B Jul (F/cast was 1300B)
Outstanding Loan Growth Aug+12.1% vs 12.3% Jul (f/cast was +12.4%)
Total Social Financing Aug CNY 2960b vs 1060B Jul (F/cast was 2750B)
M2 Money Supply Aug 8.2% YoY vs 8.3% Jul (F/cast was 8.4%)

In August, China's vehicle production volume  was 1.725 million units, down 18.7% YoY and 7.4% MoM, a
ccording to data  of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Auto sales  volume reached 1.799 million units, down 17.8% YoY and 3.5% MoM.

HONG KONG
Pre market opened @ 25,871; +155pts vs +45pts ADR’s. Market then rallied on news of a phone call between President Biden and Xi.  PM the market trended until the mainland markets closed and then worked better into the close
Ecommerce names made a rebound although mixed; Tencent and NetEase remain relatively weak vs others but both seeing high voumes again. SHKP moved higher after yesterdays results. Macau names remain weak.

On debut, HELENS (09869.HK)  +4.530 (+22.914%)   closed at $24.3, up $4.53 or 23% against the listing price of $19.77, on volume
of 71.46 million shares and turnover of $1.674 billion. Excluding the handling fees, a book gain of $2,265 was reported per board lot of 500 shares.

HONG KONG DATA
HK reported 5 new covid cases; 
all imported.
After Market
Business receipts in value terms of almost all major service industries showed increases of different magnitudes in the second quarter of 2021 when compared with the second quarter of 2020, according to the provisional figures of business receipts indices released today by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD).
Comparing the second quarter of 2021 with the second quarter of 2020, double-digit increases were recorded in business receipts of the accommodation services (+57.2%), transportation (+52.4%), warehousing and storage (+37.3%), import/export trade (+28.0%), financing (except banking) (+22.0%), courier (+13.3%), wholesale (+13.3%) and administrative and support services (+11.5%) industries. On the other hand, the banking industry recorded a decrease of 8.6% in business receipts during the same period.

SHORT SELLING HSI Friday 13.5% vs 17.6% Thursday
Top shorts 
Wharf REIC (1997) 58%,  Mengniu Dairy (2319) 38%, MTR (66) 34%, CLP(2) 33%, Sunny Optical (2382) 31%, Sands China (1928) 29%, CK Assets (1113) 29%, BYD Co (1211) 28%, Country Garden (2007) 28%, Bank of China (3988) 27%, Haidilao (6862) 27%, Shenzhou (2313) 25%


After Market News
Fitch Ratings announced that it downgraded MEITUAN-W (03690.HK)'s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to BBB- from BBB with Negative Outlook. The rating agency also lowered the company's senior unsecured rating and ratings on its bonds to BBB- from BBB.  Fitch elaborated that the downgrade reflected the greater regulatory uncertainty that the company faced, intensifying the volatility of profitability and investment.

SOHO CHINA (00410.HK)  +0.300 (+9.375%)    Short selling $21.85M; Ratio 11.661%   announced, in relation to the pre-conditional voluntary conditional cash offer to be made by Two Cities Master under Blackstone Group for all the issued shares in the company, that, as at the date of the announcement, none of the pre-conditions to the making of the offer has been satisfied.  The relevant parties have concluded that the pre-conditions are unable to be satisfied on or before the long stop date and have also agreed that there will be no extension to the long stop date. In order to release the company from its ongoing obligations under the takeovers code and to enable an orderly market for the shares to be maintained, the parties have determined and mutually agreed that the offer should not be made. The offer deadline has, therefore, been terminated today (10th).

PICC P&C (02328.HK)  +0.080 (+1.078%)    Short selling $50.40M; Ratio 28.659%   announced that the original insurance premium income of the Company for the first eight months of 2021 was RMB309.843 billion, up 0.7% yearly.

Centaline Rental Index (CRI) last printed at 116.11, logging a 18-month high. The index rose 1.18% MoM, marking the sharpest surge in 24 months.
Centa-City Leading Index (CCL) last stood at 189.77, hitting the 5th-highest level under a 0.01% weekly rise.
CCL Mass last stood at 193.18, up 0.22% weekly.
CCL (small-and-medium units) last reported at 190.41, up 0.05% weekly.

Kowloon CCL Mass set a record high at 189.94, up 2.18% weekly with the sharpest growth in 12 weeks, said the research department of Centaline Property.

The online ceremony of Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was held today (September 10), marking the official launch of the scheme 
which enables residents in Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province to carry out cross-boundary investment in wealth management products distributed by banks in the area.
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said Wealth Management Connect is a milestone in the financial development of the Greater Bay Area and an important measure that deepens and widens mutual access between the financial markets of the Mainland and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is very grateful for the support of the Central Government and the preparation work by the relevant regulatory authorities for launching this scheme long-awaited by the industry, which will further consolidate Hong Kong’s role as the international financial centre of its country.

Regional Markets
Australia
Market opened higher testing 7,430 in early trades but then sold down through the session before finding support at 7,380 around 1pm and then worked better. Closed +37pts (+0.5%) @ 7,407
Sentiment encouraged by the easing of lockdowns and the framework for more. Santos and Oil Search finalise terms for their $21bn merger.
Miners BHP and Fortescue see a bounce back along with Energy and Tech names. Healthcare weak.
Japan
Nikkei opened higher but saw a muted start (Big SQ on the open) and traded sideways until 10:30am when markets moved higher and then rallied to 30,380 before easing back slightly into lunch. PM market opened lowed and trending lower but rallied at the end to close +374 (+1.3%) @ 30,382.
Financials in focus; with the SBI +8% hostile bid for Shinsei untraded in the AM stop high. Also +VE Tech, Materials. Laggards Utilities, Energy and Healthcare.
Topix traded in a similar fashion to close +27pts (+1.3%) @ 2,092
May see some caution ahead of weekend Also pre market Monday PPI and BSI Large Manufacturing data.
S Korea
KDCA reported 1,892 new covid cases (-157 DoD)
Kospi opened higher and tested 3,132 in early trades before reversing to 3,104. Then worked higher with resistance at 3,130 level. Closed +11pts (+0.4%) @ 3,12
Foreigners selling internet names
Local Institutions bargain hunting
Kakao Bank continued weakness; was a shortable stock from today.
Kosdaq traded in a similar pattern currently +3pts (+0.3%) @ 1,038
Taiwan
Taiex opened lower but worked higher on news of stimulus voucher distriution and covid budget; with bargain hunting in large cap semiconductor stocks such as contract chipmaker United Mircroelectronics Corp. (UMC) and its integrated circuit affiliates,. Hit resistance at 17,455 around 10:45am; pulled back and then traded sideways around 17,400 level. Heavyweights in the financial sector and shipping industry followed suit, providing an additional boost to the broader market that pushed the Taiex to the day's high at the end of the session Closed +170pts (+1%) @ 17,475.
TSMC sales numbers after market.
T/O was US$9.59bn US$8.79bn Thursday has been falling all week
CECC reported 6 new covid cases (2 imported)
After market Govt typhoon Chanthu land warning.
Two members of the United States House of Representatives on Thursday urged the U.S. government to support Taiwan's membership of the United Nations.

CONNECT FLOWS  
Shanghai
Northbound RMB 75,366m Sell 37,371m vs 37,995m Buy
Southbound HK$  16,814m Sell   9,395m vs   7,419m Buy
Shenzhen
Northbound RMB 76,917m Sell 36,961m vs 39,956m Buy
Southbound HK$   18,460m Sell  7,914m vs 10,545m Buy

Active Heavyweights:
MEITUAN (03690.HK)  +10.800 (+4.344%)    Short selling $948.86M; Ratio 19.483%    closed at $259.4, up 4.3%
BABA (09988.HK) +6.900 (+4.286%) Short selling $1.05B; Ratio 22.622% closed at $167.9, up 4.3%
HKEX (00388.HK) +11.800 (+2.397%) Short selling $319.89M; Ratio 13.351% closed at $504, up 2.4%
AIA (01299.HK) +1.950 (+2.089%) Short selling $262.88M; Ratio 17.401% closed at $95.3, up 2.1%
TENCENT (00700.HK) +10.000 (+2.083%) Short selling $541.74M; Ratio 3.112% closed at $490, up 2.1%
CCB (00939.HK) +0.090 (+1.585%) Short selling $180.30M; Ratio 12.814% closed at $5.77, up 1.6%
PING AN (02318.HK) +0.400 (+0.671%) Short selling $223.17M; Ratio 12.215% closed at $60, up 0.7%

HSI & HSCEI Constituents on Move:
HAIDILAO (06862.HK)  +2.300 (+7.419%)    Short selling $141.15M; Ratio 26.865%    closed at $33.3, up 7.4%
JD LOGISTICS (02618.HK) +2.200 (+6.567%) Short selling $3.19M; Ratio 1.426% closed at $35.7, up 6.6%
KUAISHOU-W (01024.HK) +5.050 (+5.465%) Short selling $258.80M; Ratio 15.040% closed at $97.45, up 5.5%
JD (09618.HK) +16.000 (+5.242%) Short selling $430.97M; Ratio 23.208% closed at $321.2, up 5.2%
ALI HEALTH (00241.HK) +0.600 (+4.739%) Short selling $32.22M; Ratio 13.351% closed at $13.26, up 4.7%
CHINA RES LAND (01109.HK) +1.150 (+3.945%) Short selling $91.46M; Ratio 23.216% closed at $30.3, up 3.9%
BIDU-SW (09888.HK) +6.100 (+3.910%) Short selling $161.18M; Ratio 30.330% closed at $162.1, up 3.9%
CM BANK (03968.HK) +2.600 (+3.907%) Short selling $211.82M; Ratio 23.516% closed at $69.15, up 3.9%
LONGFOR (00960.HK) +1.300 (+3.741%) Short selling $19.88M; Ratio 6.201% closed at $36.05, up 3.7%
SMIC (00981.HK) +0.750 (+3.282%) Short selling $9.13M; Ratio 0.943% closed at $23.6, up 3.3%
ANTA SPORTS (02020.HK) +5.200 (+3.218%) Short selling $146.67M; Ratio 15.142% closed at $166.8, up 3.2%
NTES (09999.HK) +4.200 (+3.137%) Short selling $67.08M; Ratio 4.966% closed at $138.1, up 3.1%

HSMI & HSSI Constituents on Move:
PER ENERGY (02798.HK)  +0.280 (+17.500%)    Short selling $2.13M; Ratio 2.048%    closed at $1.88, up 17.5%
CHINA WATER (00855.HK) +0.510 (+6.265%) Short selling $3.37M; Ratio 6.128% closed at $8.65, up 6.3%, hitting new high
BOSIDENG (03998.HK) +0.230 (+3.474%) Short selling $36.13M; Ratio 14.635% closed at $6.85, up 3.5%, hitting new high

MARKET NEWS
Shanghai City's Commission of Economy and Information Technology, along with other departments, issued a notice on the action plan of fostering high-standard development in industrial software sector over 2021-2023, 
setting out the guidance of cultivating more than 200 industrial software corporates by 2023. The notice further illustrated that about 10 out of the 200 corporates shall be listed companies and 5 of out 200 shall be forged into major software companies with a market value exceeding RMB1 billion.

Poly Developments and Holdings (600048.SH) (PDH) intends to acquire AGILE GROUP (03383.HK)  +0.070 (+0.942%)    Short selling $1.93M; Ratio 5.926%   , of which the due diligence has been completed recently, market sources said.  
In response, AGILE GROUP said it had taken note of the related information, clarifying that the news was totally untrue upon verification. It added that the company will pursue the legal responsibility of the relevant rumors, and protect the legal rights of the company through other legal means.

TENCENT (00700.HK)  +10.000 (+2.083%)    Short selling $541.74M; Ratio 3.112%   -backed Singaporean gaming and e-commerce company Sea expressed that it has raised approximately USD6 billion through an equity and convertible bond sale, 
reported foreign media. Sea issued 11 million ADRs at a price of USD318 per unit, along with convertible bond worth USD2.5 billion. The company added that the raised proceeds will be utilized in business expansion, potential strategic investment and acquisitions.

LENOVO GROUP (00992.HK)  +0.090 (+1.104%)    Short selling $10.31M; Ratio 9.145%   's chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing expressed during a recent interview with Nikkei that the company intends to double its R&D investment to USD8.7 billion 
over the coming three years and accelerate the development of AI technologies that could enhance efficiency in manufacture and sales.
Yang added that LENOVO GROUP hopes to steer away from the business model that is mainly centered on product sales and execute a dual-driver growth strategy by fully harnessing AI technology in its services.

ZHENRO PPT (06158.HK)  +0.010 (+0.234%)    Short selling $3.42M; Ratio 45.314%   announced that during the month ended 31 August 2021,
the aggregate contracted sales of the Group amounted to approximately RMB11.47 billion, down 6.77% yearly.

MEITUAN-W (03690.HK)  +10.800 (+4.344%)    Short selling $532.51M; Ratio 18.047%   expressed that it will actively cooperate with the government to provide an all-round system to protect the rights of the delivery riders, while striving for higher transparency in algorithm rules. 
The company pledged to listen to opinions from various parties and optimize algorithm iteration technologies, so as to propel high-standard and healthy development for the entire sector.

Christina Zhu, an economist at Moody's Analytics, expected China's real estate adjustment and control policy to keep weighing on property sales and investment, 
as Beijing averts the social resources outflux from real economy and the take-up by the real estate market.
While Mainland allows couples to have up to three children, Zhu saw at least a decade ahead for easing labor shortage, citing population issues as the biggest resistance to China's longer-term economic growth.

Hong Kong government is planning to set certain entry threshold for SPAC investment, allowing only professional investors with assets of more than HKD8 million to engage in SPAC investments 
in both primary and secondary markets, Bloomberg News citing insiders unwilling to be named.

After the recent setback in its quest for an automobile manufacture partner, Apple Inc. (AAPL.US)  -1.040 (-0.670%)    has expedited its self-manufactured EV project -- Project Titan -- 
and has reignited the EV laboratory located in Cupertino, California, reported Pulse under Maeil Business Newspaper, citing sources. The tech giant has also been sending requests for quotation (RFQs) to auto parts makers around the globe as part of the process of supplier selection, the report added.

BABA-SW (09988.HK)  +6.900 (+4.286%)    Short selling $1.05B; Ratio 22.622%   's Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada has initiated the "9.9 Super Shopping Festival", offering multiple premium services including discounts on specific brands, flash sales and free delivery, from 9-11 September, with the aim to provide better shopping experience for its users.  Lazada Group's CEO Chun Li expressed that survey has shown that about 70% of the online merchants in the region are confident in business outlook and growth potential for the coming three months. Li added that Lazada will continue to provide reliable one-stop logistics solutions to merchants, so as to meet operational needs of all kinds.

XPENG-W (09868.HK) +3.400 (+2.265%) Short selling $2.43M; Ratio 12.031% announced on its Weibo account that it will hold an Xpeng P5 super launch event on 15 September (next Wednesday) at 7:30 pm.

A 60-year-old gamer, registered using real name, was found playing TENCENT (00700.HK)  +10.000 (+2.083%)    Short selling $385.46M; Ratio 3.372%   's Honor of Kings in the small hours, raising doubts as to whether he/ she was a minor in disguise, Chinese media reported.

Tencent attaches great importance to the online rumor, having launched verification works swiftly and identified the said account through screening and comparison, according to a notice by Tencent Game's Platform for Child Growth and Guardian.  The account triggered facial recognition requests under Tencent's game health system for 17 times since March 2021, all of which have been cleared. The giant could hence confirm that it is the gamer himself/ herself running the game.

Hong Kong's economic growth for this year is forecast to match that of its rival Singapore for the first time since 2008, as the city rebounded from a low base caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Bloomberg. 
Hong Kong's economic growth forecast for this year has been raised by 0.7 ppts to 6.7%, while Singapore's growth outlook was hiked by 0.2 ppts to 6.5%, according to the median estimates of Bloomberg's economists' survey.

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with the U.S. President Joe Biden this morning (10th), and had frank and in-depth strategic communication and discussion on China-U.S. relationship and topics of mutual interest, reported CCTV-13. Xi expressed that as the international community is facing multiple common difficulties, China and the U.S., as the largest developing and developed countries in the world respectively, shall bear the corresponding responsibility to steer the relationship between the two nations back onto the appropriate path of stable development as soon as possible.

The White House said the U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on phone today with PRC President Xi Jinping, being the first time since February.
The two leaders had a broad discussion on areas where their interests converge, and areas where their interests, values, and perspectives diverge. They agreed to engage on both sets of issues openly and straightforwardly.  This discussion, as Biden stated, was part of the U.S. ongoing effort to responsibly manage the competition between the U.S. and the PRC. President Biden underscored the U.S.’ enduring interest in peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and the world and the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict.

XIAOMI-W (01810.HK)  +0.500 (+2.119%)    Short selling $478.31M; Ratio 23.500%   plans to launch cars in the first half of 2024, 
as Chinese media 36kr.com cited several people close to a component giant. The company weighs to launch a new car model every three years since it introduces first cars in 2024, whereas the total sales
volume  in these three years will number 900,000 units, the report cited sources. On this, the group declined to comment.

Hong Kong's Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung wrote on social media that the Education Bureau has received applications from five secondary schools for the resumption of full-day face-to-face classes, 
as their COVID-19 vaccination rate has reached above 70%, mainly among form five and six students in those specific schools. Yeung predicted that the first secondary school will be allowed to resume whole-day face-to-face classes for specific forms from next Monday (13th).

JD-SW (09618.HK)  +16.000 (+5.242%)    Short selling $430.97M; Ratio 23.208%   and Xiamen CCRE Group's corporate member XGMA Machinery enhanced a strategic alliance, focusing on upgrading the industrial digitalization and intelligence levels. The two parties will further solidify the multi-dimensional strategic planning to aid XGMA's digitalization transition.

CFLD (600340.SH) announced last night that Ping An Life Insurance, a wing under CFLD's former second-biggest shareholder PING AN (02318.HK) (601318.SH)  and the parties acting in concert with it are now holding 25.19% shares of the Company to become the largest shareholder.  CFLD's actual controller remains unchanged despite the change of its biggest shareholder, Chinese media citing Ping An Life Insurance's reply. Ping An Life Insurance is not the actual controller behind CFLD, and its nature as the latter's financial investor stays unchanged.

PRE MARKET NEWS
A report issued by a Chinese developer Central China on "the Company's Emergence of Major Risks and Crises and Requests for Assistance" was spiraled across the internet.
Pointing out the double blow from floods and epidemic in Henan Province, the group has suspended construction of numerous real estate projects in several regions in the Province. While shopping malls, hotels and cultural and tourism projects maintained operation unlikely, some projects under construction experienced devastating damages. The economic loss aggregated over RMB5 billion.  The document requested the Henan Government to bail out the company, including urging the provincial party committee and the provincial government to coordinate relevant cities, counties, and districts to repay various arrears of more than RMB5 billion as soon as possible; reducing, exempting and delaying the payment of value-added tax and income tax, and so on.
Central China owns four listed companies in Hong Kong, including CENTRAL CHINA (00832.HK), DIT GROUP (00726.HK), CENTRALCHINA MT (09982.HK) and CC NEW LIFE (09983.HK)

SANDS CHINA LTD (01928.HK)  -0.100 (-0.375%)    Short selling $65.73M; Ratio 29.152%   announced that it proposes to exercise its option  to redeem the 2023 Notes in whole. The redemption is conditioned upon the closing of a proposed issuance of senior notes, which was announced by the Company yesterday (September 9).

PING AN (02318.HK)  +0.400 (+0.671%)    Short selling $223.17M; Ratio 12.215%   's substantial shareholder Charoen Pokphand Group sold 7.635 million shares of the company off market, 
at an average price of $60.58 per share, involving $463 million, according to disclosure from HKEX. After the transaction, Charoen Pokphand Group's stake in PING AN has dropped from 17.02% to 16.91%. Charoen Pokphand Group is still the largest shareholder.

Thailand announced the plan to reopen to fully-vaccinated foreign visitors four major tourist destinations,
namely the capital city Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, from October.

ALI PICTURES (01060.HK) +0.010 (+1.190%) Short selling $151.20K; Ratio 1.457% announced that the company has granted a total of 28.42 million awarded shares to 55 selected employees.

NTES-S (09999.HK)  +4.200 (+3.137%)    Short selling $48.27M; Ratio 7.906%   CEO William Ding screenshotted an SCMP report cited by Bloomberg and shared it on the company's Intranet, calling it "fake news". 
The Chinese firm's spokesperson declined to make a comment, according to Securities Times.  SCMP cited sources yesterday that the Chinese government will hold off on reviewing new domestic online games. Later, SCMP changed the wordings from "suspend their approval" to "slow their approval".

As approved by the State Council, China's National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration (NFSRA) will commence supplying national reserves of crude oil to the market, in a rotation format for the first time.  
This round of release is specifically aimed at alleviating the soaring raw material prices which Chinese manufacturers are currently facing. China believes that selling national reserves of crude oil to the market through open auctions could effectively stabilize the demand-supply dynamics within the market, thus safeguarding the country's energy security.

SANDS CHINA LTD (01928.HK)  -0.100 (-0.375%)    Short selling $33.36M; Ratio 28.342%   announced the issue of senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of US$1.95 billion, 
including the 2.3% US$700 million notes due 2027, the 2.85% US$650 million notes due 2027, and the 3.25% US$600 million notes due 2031.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 13th BRICS Summit virtually on the night of 9 September, saying China has provided over 100 nations and international bodies with more than 1 billion vaccine doses and drug substance up to now. 
Beijing strives to offer 2 billion shots for the year, Xi added.  Equally, he announced the voluntary donation of 100 million doses to developing countries within this year, additional to the US$100-million donation to the COVAX scheme.

LONGFOR GROUP (00960.HK)  +1.400 (+4.029%)    Short selling $11.02M; Ratio 6.915%   announced that in August, 
the Group recorded contracted sales of RMB20.08 billion with contracted sales in terms of GFA amounting to 1.164 million sq.m., respectively down 17.1% and 19.2% on a yearly basis.

XIAOMI-W (01810.HK)  +0.500 (+2.119%)    Short selling $328.50M; Ratio 29.497%   's statement disclosed that it has repurchased 4.1 million shares 
of the company on the Stock Exchange on 9 September, at a price ranging between $23.9-23.95, involving a total amount of approximately $98.17 million. Year to date, the company has repurchased a total of 51.5522 million shares, accounting for 0.21% of the company's share capital.

TENCENT (00700.HK)  +9.200 (+1.917%)    Short selling $385.46M; Ratio 3.372%   's statement disclosed that, on 9 September, it has repurchased 210,000 shares of the company on the Stock Exchange, at a price ranging between $480.2-497.4, involving about $103 million.
Year to date, the company has repurchased a total of 2.4418 million shares, accounting for 0.02545% of the company's share capital.

CKH HOLDINGS (00001.HK)  +1.250 (+2.315%)    Short selling $15.51M; Ratio 20.818%   's statement disclosed that, on 9 September, it has repurchased 300,000 shares of the company on the Stock Exchange, at a price ranging between $54-54.05, involving a total amount of approximately $16.21 million.  Year to date, the company has repurchased a total of 17.6785 million shares, accounting for 0.4584% of the company's share capital.

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