Thomson ReutersJanuary 21, 2013 21:45
HONG KONG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares may hover at a 19-1/2 month high on Tuesday as investors brace for expected policy easing from the Japanese central bank, with turnover likely subdued due to a holiday in the United States. On Monday, the Hang Seng Index closed down 0.1 percent at 23,590.9, after hitting its highest since June 1, 2011 on Friday. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong inched up 0.1 percent. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.2 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was up 0.1 percent at 0028 GMT.