* Asian stock markets : tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4
* Hong Kong tech stocks hit by regulatory crackdown
* Long-term U.S. bond yields hit four-month lows
* Fed minutes expected to sound hawkish
* Oil prices retreat as OPEC shows signs of cracking
SYDNEY, July 7 (Reuters) – Asian share markets stumbled on Wednesday as a bout of risk aversion boosted bonds and the dollar, while investors braced for minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting which should underline a hawkish turn in U.S. monetary policy.
Dealers were hard pressed to find a single catalyst for the sudden change of mood, but a Chinese crackdown on tech companies had clearly had an impact.
Hong Kong stocks shed another 1% to near six-month lows, while U.S.-listed ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc shed more than 20% in New York. Alibaba Group <BABA.N., Baidu Inc and JD.com all fell.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.4%, while Japan’s Nikkei…