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Hong Kong: Stocks close sharply lower on virus fears

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The Hang Seng index sank 2.82 per cent, or 789.01 points, to 27,160.63.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished with steep losses Wednesday as investors returned from their Lunar New Year break with world markets panicked by the spread of a deadly virus.

The Hang Seng index sank 2.82 per cent, or 789.01 points, to 27,160.63.

Mainland Chinese markets were still closed for the holidays.

AFP