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FTSE Russell to drop eight Chinese companies after US blacklisting

Hangzhou Hikvision, China Railway Construction and China Spacesat face deletions

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Index provider FTSE Russell said on Friday it will delete shares of Hikvision and seven other Chinese companies from certain products after a U.S. order restricting the purchase of shares in those firms.

In a statement sent by a spokesman for owner London Stock Exchange Group, FTSE Russell said it will remove shares in companies including Hangzhou Hikvision, China Railway Construction Corp, and China Spacesat.

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