The face masks are out in Hong Kong amid a coronavirus outbreak in China. The illness could determine how the Year of the Rat starts for the city’s stock market, analysts say. Photo: AFP

Wuhan virus outbreak threatens to derail Hong Kong stock market in Year of the Rat

  • First close of new year will be determined by how quickly the infection spreads or is contained, analyst says
  • Strong market momentum will boost Hong Kong stocks, stockbrokers’ body says
Topic |   Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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The face masks are out in Hong Kong amid a coronavirus outbreak in China. The illness could determine how the Year of the Rat starts for the city’s stock market, analysts say. Photo: AFP
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Enoch Yiu

Enoch Yiu

Enoch joined the Post as a business reporter in 1996. Before that, she worked at a Chinese daily newspaper for four years. She is author of two books: 'They Mean Business: 50 exclusive interviews with Hong Kong top executives' and 'Serving with Passion: stories of established catering brands in Hong Kong'.