Final bell tolls for Hong Kong trading floor


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  • Friday, 27 Oct 2017

Traders and guests pose for photos at an event to celebrate the end of floor trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on October 27. - AFP

Hong Kong (AFP) - Veteran deal-makers in Hong Kong donned their distinctive red vests for the last time Friday as the city's historic share trading hall closed for business for the final time.

As electronic and internet services burgeoned, the vast majority of stockbrokers drifted away from the once raucous hall to base themselves in corporate offices, leaving just a handful who used the floor daily.

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