Agence France-PresseMay 22, 2013 05:30
Hong Kong stocks closed down 0.45 percent on Wednesday despite a strong lead from Wall Street, as dealers waited for testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on the US economic outlook.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 105.29 points to 23,261 on turnover of HK$52.41 billion ($6.75 billion).
Chinese shares closed down 0.12 percent on profit-taking after rising nearly four percent in the past five sessions, dealers said.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 2.71 points to 2,302.40 on turnover of 115.3 billion yuan ($18.8 billion).