Hong Kong shares close up

Hong Kong - Hong Kong shares finished just above a two-month low in choppy Wednesday trade, as strong gains for AIA Group offset weakness in Esprit Holdings on a day where corporate earnings came into sharp focus.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.3 percent at 22,577 points after closing on Tuesday at its lowest since December 21.

The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong climbed 0.4 percent.

The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed up 1.1 percent at 2,594.7 after falling to its lowest close since Jan. 17 on Tuesday. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.9 percent.