World News: 09:59 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protesters clashed with police during a mass demonstration against legislation that would allow citizens to be extradited to China. Some businesses shut and workers walked out on strike, a rarity in Hong Kong, to support the protest. The benchmark Hang Seng Index closed 1.7% lower, having lost as much as 2% in afternoon, while Chinese companies in Hong Kong ended down 1.2%.
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