A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP
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Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Market suspensions are doomed to fail in today’s trading world

  • As politicians the world over react to the slump in equities caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the final say rests not with floor traders but the latest technology

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Photo: AP
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