A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP
A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP
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A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP
A file photo shows the lunchtime closing for the Hang Seng Index on August 19, 1998, as pedestrians pass near a display screen at a local bank. Hong Kong stocks soared 4.2 per cent in morning trade on rumours of continued Hong Kong government intervention to prop up the stock market. Photo: AFP
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