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HK stock exchange closed due to tropical storm
Updated: 2008-08-06 13:04

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's stock exchange was closed Wednesday due to a severe tropical storm sweeping the region.

Trading was canceled after weather officials issued a typhoon warning because of the storm, the exchange said in a statement. The storm was centered about 140 kilometers south-southwest of Hong Kong.

The blue-chip Hang Seng Index retreated 565.17 points, or 2.5 percent, to end at 21,949.75 points on Tuesday.

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