Hang Seng Index plunges, tech and financial stocks take a hit

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Hang Seng Index plunges, tech and financial stocks take a hit
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HONG KONG - On Wednesday, the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong witnessed a considerable decline of 3.71%, with technology and financial sectors bearing the brunt of the downturn. The index concluded the trading session substantially below the 16,000 threshold, indicating a bleak day for investors in the region.

Key technology players, including Meituan (HK: 3690 ), Tencent (HK: 0700 ), Alibaba (NYSE: BABA ), Xiaomi (OTC: XIACF ), and JD (NASDAQ: JD ).com, experienced a notable drop in their share prices. Meituan's shares, in particular, plummeted 6.97% to a level approximating their initial public offering price. This downturn mirrors broader challenges faced by technology stocks in the market.

Financial stocks were not immune to the downward trend, with China Ping An Insurance (HK: 2318 ) and HSBC Holdings (NYSE: HSBC ) also incurring losses of 1.78% and 1.84% respectively. The collective impact of these declines contributed to a significant reduction in the Hang Seng Index's overall points.

Today's market performance reflects investor sentiment and broader economic factors influencing the Hong Kong stock market. The substantial decrease underscores the volatility faced by both the technology sector and financial institutions in the current economic climate.

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