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Hong Kong: Stocks plunge 5.84% by close


[HONG KONG] Hong Kong equities plunged 5.84 per cent to a seven-month low on Wednesday in line with a precipitous fall in Chinese markets.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index sank 1,458.75 points to 23,516.56 - its lowest close since the start of January - on turnover of HK$235.97 billion (S$41.3 billion).