* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -0.7%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 1.8%
* HSI -0.6%, HSCE -0.7%, CSI300 +0.6%
* FTSE China A50 +0.8%
June 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks closed lower on
Tuesday, as weakness in tech stocks offset a jump in energy
firms, ahead of highly-anticipated testimony from U.S. Federal
Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
** At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was
down 179.24 points, or 0.63%, at 28,309.76. The Hang Seng China
Enterprises index fell 0.74% to 10,469.8.
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares
rose 2.7%, while the IT sector dipped 2.43%,
the financial sector ended 0.1% lower and the property
sector rose 0.35%.
** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was PetroChina Co Ltd
, which gained 5.85%, while the biggest loser was BYD
Co Ltd, which fell 4.04%.
** All eyes are on Fed chief Jerome Powell who appears
before Congress from 1800 GMT.
** Shares in China's digital currency and blockchain-related
firms retreated as Beijing further tightened its grip on
** China's central bank said on Monday it had recently
summoned some banks and payment firms, including China
Construction Bank and Alipay, urging them to crack
down harder on cryptocurrency trading.
** Huobi Tech, an affiliate of crypto exchange
operator Huobi, tumbled 20%, while digital currency trading
platform developer OKG Technology Holdings Ltd slumped
** China's main Shanghai Composite index closed up
0.8% at 3,557.41 points, while the blue-chip CSI300 index
ended up 0.62%.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was barely changed , while Japan's Nikkei index
closed up 3.12%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.4719 per U.S. dollar
at 08:13, 0.1% weaker than the previous close of 6.4653.
** At close, China's A-shares were trading at a premium of
38.69% over Hong Kong-listed H-shares.
(Reporting by the Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Aditya Soni)