Chinese investors use computer terminals as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Photo: Associated Press

China and Hong Kong stocks fall, as loan prime rate cuts weigh on banks and US-Beijing tensions flare up over protests

  • Cuts in one-year and five-year loan prime rates in mainland stoke concerns about banks’ profitability
  • Hang Seng Index snaps three consecutive session winning streak, but close of Alibaba IPO retail portion reduces selling pressure
Topic |   China stock market

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Chinese investors use computer terminals as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Photo: Associated Press
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