Hang Seng Index ends the first trading session of the Year of Rat with steep losses

  • Index heavyweight Tencent, the only blue chip up at the lunch break, finally ended the day 0.7 per cent lower
  • All components of the Hang Seng Index and Hang Seng China Enterprises Index close with losses 

Topic |   Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Flags are raised outside the Hong Kong Exchange Square building. Investors are geared up for trading in the Year of the Rat on Wednesday. Photo: AP Photo

Good day traders,

The first day of trading in the Year of the Rat was disappointing to say the least, as fears over the deadly Wuhan virus gripped investors.

Hong Kong shares closed the day 2.82 per cent lower. Here's how the day's trading unfolded. 

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