The bronze sculptures of bulls in front of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Central. Photo: Sam Tsang

Beleaguered Hong Kong hit by double whammy as Fitch Ratings downgrades city and stock exchange hit by cyberattacks

  • Rating firm reports demonstrations inflicted ‘long-lasting damage’ to global perceptions about the quality and effectiveness of city’s governance system
  • City leader Carrie Lam shrugs off the move, saying unrest has not undermined ‘one country, two systems’ at all
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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The bronze sculptures of bulls in front of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Central. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Bronze sculptures of bulls, the symbol of the Hong Kong stock exchange, at the Exchange Square in Central on 30 May 2019. Photo: Warton Li

Hong Kong Stock Exchange says its website was hacked while it halted derivatives trading to fix unrelated software bug

  • The open-access website of the HKEX was hacked yesterday, the second such cyberattack since August 2011
  • An unrelated software bug in the Genium INET trading platform, which forced the exchange to suspend derivatives trading yesterday, has been isolated and fixed
Topic |   HKEX

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Bronze sculptures of bulls, the symbol of the Hong Kong stock exchange, at the Exchange Square in Central on 30 May 2019. Photo: Warton Li
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