The Hang Seng Index declined 1 per cent, or 284.35 points, to 27,457 by the lunch break on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong stocks end lower after brief tumble as Chinese bank shares take a hit

Concerns over North Korea and the possible impact of any US action on banks that do business with the reclusive state prompt the fall, but positive economic data helps Shanghai stocks rise for a fourth straight day

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The Hang Seng Index declined 1 per cent, or 284.35 points, to 27,457 by the lunch break on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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