Hong Kong stocks drop for fifth successive day

Hong Kong: Hong Kong stocks fell for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, hit by fears over the China-US trade row, a brewing emerging markets crisis and a sell-off in technology firms.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.72 percent, or 190.87 points to 26,422.55.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.18 percent, or 4.68 points, to end at 2,664.80, its lowest closing point since late January 2016.

However, the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, edged up 0.17 percent, or 2.42 points, to 1,409.34.