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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks battered at open

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Hong Kong stocks dived almost two per cent in the first few minutes of trade on Friday following a rout across US and European markets as the coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, fuelling fears it will hammer the global economy.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks dived almost two per cent in the first few minutes of trade on Friday following a rout across US and European markets as the coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, fuelling fears it will hammer the global economy.

The Hang Seng Index plunged 1.98 per...

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