Weak tech, bank stocks pull indexes back from record highs

Bank of America fell 50 cents ... In foreign stock markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent, South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent. In Europe, Germany’s DAX rose 0.3 percent, France’s CAC 40 ... ( read original story ...)

Dow ends flat, 157 points short of 20,000

The Fed’s move now shifts the focus from central bank policy to economic growth as the driver ... South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up the day’s gains in the final hour to close 0.2% lower. the Shanghai Composite Index ... ( read original story ...)

Asian shares muted, dollar climbs as rate outlook sinks in

South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,042.71 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.2 percent to 22,108.20 ... The Fed’s move now shifts focus from central bank policy to economic growth as the driver of stock market performance. ( read original story ...)

January Asian Financial Forum to Analyse Economic Outlook

The 10th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), jointly organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 16 and 17 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ... ( read original story ...)

Chinese Buying Insurance in Hong Kong Said to Face Further Curbs

Chinese residents buying insurance in Hong Kong will no longer be able to swipe their credit cards multiple times to get around previously imposed curbs intended to slow sales, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Purchases of insurance in ... ( read original story ...)