Hong Kong double murder and Rurik Jutting hearing
Rurik George Caton Jutting, a British banker charged with two counts of murder after police found the bodies of two women in his apartment, sits in the back row of a prison bus as he arrives at the Eastern Law Courts in Hong Kong Bobby Yip/Reuters

British banker Rurik Jutting, who is accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong, has been ruled fit to stand trial by a court following psychiatric tests.

The Eastern Court has given the prosecution seven months to investigate the case involving the 29-year old banker, who has undergone two weeks of psychiatric examination.

The case has been adjourned to 6 July next year after the prosecution sought time to examine nearly 200 exhibits seized from the crime scene.

Jutting, who appeared before the court unshaven wearing the same clothes from previous proceedings, has been remanded in custody.

Jutting has been charged with the murder of two women of Indonesian origin, Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, in his upscale apartment in Wanchai district earlier this month.

The women were working as domestic helps but were reported to be engaged in illegal sex trade.

The Cambridge-educated investment banker was working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a securities trader before the incident.