Hong Kong stocks end with losses, eyes on Powell

Hong Kong stocks sank on Tuesday after a recent rally as profit-taking offset a strong lead from Wall Street, with attention turning to new Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell’s congressional debut later in the day. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.73 percent, or 229.94 points, to end at 31,268.66.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.13 percent, or 37.50 points, to 3,292.07. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, lost 0.34 percent, or 6.10 points, to close at 1,808.92.

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