China blue chip shares rise on consumer boost; property sector slips
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SHANGHAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Chinese blue-chip shares rose on Friday, led by consumer staples firms, while property indexes in mainland markets and Hong Kong slipped amid persistent investor concerns over a possible default by developer China Evergrande Group.
** At the midday break, China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.53%, with its consumer staples sector up 3.85% and the healthcare sub-index up 1.02%. ** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.07% at 3,639.75 points, with mat