^HSI - HANG SENG INDEX

HKSE - HKSE Delayed Price. Currency in HKD
29,696.17
+228.02 (+0.77%)
At close: 4:08PM HKT
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Previous close29,468.15
Open29,478.46
Volume0
Day's range29,406.20 - 29,944.30
52-week range25,199.86 - 33,484.08
Avg. volume1,914,266,421
  • MarketWatch33 minutes ago

    European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain

    Tobacco stocks rise on ratings callTobacco stocks were rising Wednesday. European stocks on Wednesday bounced off a nearly three-week low, staging a recovery as traders came to terms with the further deterioration in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China that sent equities world-wide tumbling in the prior session. A measure of calm was returning to equity markets, even though the U.S. and China were still locking horns on trade issues.

  • MarketWatch41 minutes ago

    FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

    Ocado, tobacco stocks rise after analyst commentsShares of BP and rival oil producer Royal Dutch Shell were among Wednesday’s winners in U.K. trade. U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, with tobacco companies among biggest gainers after a positive broker note, helping London’s blue-chip index bounce off a six-week low that it reached as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) gained 0.3% to close at 7,627.40, partly recovering from a 0.4% loss on Tuesday.

  • Financial Times4 hours ago

    [$$] Tokyo stocks drop as trade war fears linger

    Japanese equities were heading lower again in morning trade on Wednesday after a  tumultuous Tuesday session left the Topix benchmark down 1.6 per cent but Australian stocks were buoyant after ending the ...

  • Asian Markets Rebound on June 20, Risk Appetite Returns
    Market Realist4 hours ago

    Asian Markets Rebound on June 20, Risk Appetite Returns

    Following a weak performance for four weeks, China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a weaker note and declined to two-year low price levels on Tuesday. Maintaining the weakness, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on Tuesday. However, the Shanghai Composite Index rebounded amid increased buying pressure and closed the day with limited gains.

  • Financial Times8 hours ago

    [$$] China’s central bank calms markets after tariff turmoil

    Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, on Tuesday evening called for investors to “stay calm and rational” and pledged that the central bank would “ensure liquidity and reasonable stability” after the Shanghai benchmark had dropped to a near-two-year low. The PBoC also injected a net Rmb40bn ($6.2bn) into China’s financial market on Wednesday morning, according to Reuters data. Chinese media also highlighted that dozens of mainland companies had pledged share buybacks, saying that this also helped stabilise stock prices.

  • Financial Times10 hours ago

    [$$] Chinese stocks slow decline after officials lend support

    Chinese equities slowed their descent on Wednesday in response to an outpouring of support from top officials and local media, which sought to reassure spooked investors in the wake of a sell-off prompted by new tariff threats out of Washington. The fall on Tuesday came in response to President Donald Trump ordering his administration to draft plans for tariffs on a further $200bn in Chinese imports should Beijing follow through on retaliatory tariffs planned in response to US duties on imports announced last week.

  • Financial Times14 hours ago

    [$$] China-focused stocks mixed after trade war sell-off

    China-focused stocks were mixed as fears of a US-China trade war persisted and a stronger yen appeared to weigh on Japanese equities, with other equities benchmarks in the region notching decent gains. The Shenzhen Composite was up 0.4 per cent, however.

  • Financial Times14 hours ago

    [$$] Stocks rally as traders assess tariff tension

    Demand for haven currencies is waning, as is pressure on their emerging market counterparts, which were hit hard during the flight from risk. Among emerging market currencies, South Africa’s rand is 1.1 per cent stronger and Mexico’s peso is firmer by 0.7 per cent.

  • The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says
    Associated Pressyesterday

    The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

    The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing "may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump" by refusing to meet U.S. demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against American trade sanctions. Navarro, known for his hard-line approach to China, still says the U.S. is open to talks to resolve the dispute before it imposes tariffs on up to $450 billion in Chinese products. Navarro also disputes any notion that the trade standoff would damage the broader relationship with China.

  • Asian Markets Declined amid Escalating Trade War Concerns
    Market Realistyesterday

    Asian Markets Declined amid Escalating Trade War Concerns

    China’s Shanghai Composite Index declined last week for the fourth consecutive trading week. China’s markets were closed on Monday for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday. Carrying forward the weakness, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on June 19 and declined to two-year low price levels.

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    [$$] Trump tariff threat fuels risk-off mood in markets

    share index fell to a two-year low, while the offshore renminbi hit a five-month trough against the dollar. “This tells us that, firstly, the market is still quite complacent about the effect of a trade war on the renminbi and/or the market still doesn’t believe recent developments will escalate and is hoping cooler heads will prevail,” she said.

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Draghi speaks, Sweden unemployment

    if Beijing does not abandon its intention to retaliate against US duties on imports announced last week. In a statement issued late on Monday, Mr Trump said he had asked US trade officials to identify the further $200bn in goods from China to be subject to a 10 per cent tariff, and that he was prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn beyond that. The US move marked a further escalation in the trade conflict between Beijing and the Trump administration, which have both already imposed tariffs on steel, aluminium and some agricultural goods and each promised further duties on $50bn in trade. China’s commerce ministry claimed the latest threat from Mr Trump was “blackmail” and warned of “strong countermeasures”.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Stocks fall as market reacts to Trump’s $200bn tariff threat

    The Hang Seng index was off 1.3 per cent in early trading in Hong Kong, at its lowest since early May, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises index sank 1.6 per cent. The CSI 300 index of major Shanghai and Shenzhen linked stocks dropped 1.4 per cent. All three were resuming trade after a long weekend due to a market holiday on Monday. On Wall Street overnight, the S&P 500 slipped 0.2 per cent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ended little changed as the mood across markets remained unsettled by concerns about a further escalation of trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.

  • Asian Markets: Weak Sentiment Due to Trade War Concerns
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Asian Markets: Weak Sentiment Due to Trade War Concerns

    China’s Shanghai Composite Index declined in four out of five trading days last week and clocked the fourth consecutive weekly loss. Liquidity concerns in the market, weaker-than-expected economic data, and fears about a trade war with the US weakened China’s market sentiment last week. China’s markets are closed on Monday for the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.

  • Asian Markets Are Weak Due to Trade Tension
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Asian Markets Are Weak Due to Trade Tension

    China’s Shanghai Composite Index closed lower on Thursday and clocked the second consecutive daily loss. Carrying forward the weakness, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on Friday and declined to 20-month low price levels.

  • Global stocks mostly lower as US plans tariffs on China
    Associated Press5 days ago

    Global stocks mostly lower as US plans tariffs on China

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump's approval of a plan to impose tough tariffs on China renewed concerns about trade friction.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: eurozone trade, Italy industrial production

    It also follows Mr Trump’s decisions in recent weeks to begin levying tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the EU and Japan, provoking a rift with G7 allies. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was flat.

  • Asian Markets Fell on June 14, More Trade War Concerns
    Market Realist6 days ago

    Asian Markets Fell on June 14, More Trade War Concerns

    The rebound in China’s markets on Tuesday was short lived. China’s Shanghai Composite Index resumed the downfall on Wednesday. Carrying forward the weakness, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on June 14 and closed the day at two-week low price levels.

  • Global stocks sink after Fed hike signal, eyes turn to ECB
    Associated Press6 days ago

    Global stocks sink after Fed hike signal, eyes turn to ECB

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. Eyes are now on the European Central Bank, which is discussing Thursday when it might end its stimulus program.

  • MarketWatch6 days ago

    Asian stocks swing lower after Fed rate hike

    Asian stock markets finished lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated two more rate hikes are coming later this year, and as Chinese economic data missed expectations.

  • MarketWatch6 days ago

    PBOC stands pat on rates, fails to follow Fed as usual

    The People's Bank of China on Thursday decided not to follow the U.S. Federal Reserve in raising interest rates, defying expectations that the Chinese policy makers would follow their usual pattern and ...

  • Reuters7 days ago

    ZTE shares edge up after $10.7 bln credit proposal

    Shares of Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp rose as much as 3.7 percent in Hong Kong on Thursday, after the firm proposed a $10.7 billion financing plan and the nomination of eight new board members. China's No.2 telecom equipment maker, which just agreed to a $1.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government to be pardoned from a supplier ban, saw its Hong Kong-listed shares rise to HK$15.52 in morning trade, outperforming the benchmark Hang Seng Index that dipped slightly. A day earlier, ZTE's Hong Kong-listed shares had plunged 41 percent, their biggest decline in history, as the stock resumed trading after being suspended for almost two-months due to the U.S. ban that threatened to put it out of business.

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    [$$] Treasury yields rise as Fed raises interest rates

    raised interest rates by 25 basis points, as expected, and signalled two further increases this year — one more than it had previously forecast. for the US economy, forecasting real gross domestic product growth in 2018 of 2.8 per cent. Its estimates for 2.4 per cent growth in 2019 and 2 per cent in 2020 were left unchanged. Harm Bandholz, chief US economist at UniCredit, said he agreed with the Federal Reserve’s upbeat economic outlook for the next four quarters or so, but was more cautious regarding the outlook for the second half of 2019 and 2020.

  • CNBC8 days ago

    ZTE plunges 40% after saying it will pay a $1 billion to the US as part of a settlement agreement

    Telecommunications equipment maker ZTE fell around 40 percent in Hong Kong as its shares resumed trade. Telecommunications equipment maker ZTE fell around 40 percent early in Hong Kong Wednesday trading hours after its shares resumed trade there and in Shenzhen. In a filing , ZTE said it will pay a $1 billion lump sum payment to the U.S. government as part of a settlement agreement, as well as an additional $400 million in escrow.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Asia equities dip as investor focus turns to Fed

    Asia-Pacific equities were broadly lower on Wednesday as markets shrugged off the historic Trump-Kim summit and investor focused turned squarely to a series of meetings from the major central banks. The S&P/ASX 200 in Sydney was also off 0.5 per cent, though buoyed by a more than 24 per cent gain for Australian gas pipeline company APA Group after Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings made an offer for the company at 33 per cent premium to its closing price on Tuesday.