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Hong Kong: Stocks dive on news of Trump US poll lead

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 16:29

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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Wednesday as traders were spooked after an opinion poll showed Donald Trump had taken the lead over markets favourite Hillary Clinton just a week before the US presidential election.

The Hang Seng Index sank 1.45 per cent, or 336.57 points, to end at 22,810.50.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.63 per cent, or 19.71 points, to 3,102.73 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.63 per cent, or 13.06 points, to 2,060.05.

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