US retail spending unexpectedly took its biggest tumble in nearly a decade during the key holiday shopping period, government data showed. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong stocks plunge 1.9 per cent on worse than forecast China, US data

  • Hang Seng Index ends 531 points lower following the release of weak consumer price index data for January
  • The data compounds existing worries about the likelihood of a breakthrough in US-China trade talks
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US retail spending unexpectedly took its biggest tumble in nearly a decade during the key holiday shopping period, government data showed. Photo: AFP
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