A man reacts after looking at an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Japan’s blue-chip Nikkei 225 Stock Average entered a correction as the nation’s shares posted the biggest decline since November 2016, following U.S. peers lower amid rising concern that inflation will force interest rates higher. Photo: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s benchmark stock index plunges in panic selling as Asia follows US market rout

The sell-off underpins the concern among investors that global central banks will follow the US Federal Reserve in raising interest rates, which would hurt equities holdings.

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A man reacts after looking at an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Japan’s blue-chip Nikkei 225 Stock Average entered a correction as the nation’s shares posted the biggest decline since November 2016, following U.S. peers lower amid rising concern that inflation will force interest rates higher. Photo: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg
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