Stocks Blog: Lam's policy address suspended amid heckling; MTR wins big; China Vanke, Poly gain in China

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年10月16日04:10
  • Hong Kong's MTR Corp jumps after reports of plan for new rail lines
  • Chinese developers gain as Nanjing district relaxes home-buying rules
Chief Executive Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy address after being repeatedly heckled. Photo: Winson Wong

Good day, traders :-

Chief Executive Carrie Lam failed to deliver her eagerly-anticipated policy address as Hong Kong's embattled leader was was forced from the stage twice by heckling lawmakers. She had been expected to reveal measures to address Hong Kong's housing crisis.

Meanwhile, the US House passed a bill supporting Hong Kong's protesters, a move strongly opposed by Beijing.

China has thrown a spanner in the trade-war works, demanding Washington roll back some of its tariffs before it starts buying more American agricultural products, according to reports citing unnamed sources.

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