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Hong Kong stocks plunge more than 5% after Brexit vote

A pedestrian walks past a screen showing the Nikkei plunge in Tokyo. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP Hong Kong Jun 24, 2016, 06.14 AM (IST)
Hong Kong stocks plunged more than five per cent on Friday afternoon after Britain voted to leave the EU, sparking a rout across Asian equity and currency markets.

The Hang Seng Index shed 5.11 per cent, or 1,067.34 points, to 19,801.00 in the afternoon. 

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