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Hong Kong markets, Stock Connect morning trade cancelled due to typhoon

HONG KONG, Aug 19 - Morning trading on Hong Kong’s securities market, including Stock Connect trading and derivatives, was cancelled on Wednesday due to a typhoon affecting the city, bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) said.

HKEX said all trading for the day will be cancelled if a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is still in place at noon local time or if there is any announcement of extreme conditions.

Stock Connect is a major avenue for international investors trading mainland Chinese stocks. (Reporting by Noah Sin; editing by Richard Pullin)

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