Hong Kong shares fall in worst start to lunar new year since 1994
Mainland Chinese financial markets remain closed for holidays until Monday
Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.
The Hang Seng Index slumped 3.9 per cent as of 1:13 p.m. in Hong Kong as markets reopened following a three-day trading closure, during which the MSCI All-Country World Index dropped 2.1 per cent. The last time the gauge fell so much on ...