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Hong Kong shares plumb three-year lows as US futures slump

Tencent falls ahead of results, while China Literature rises after earnings

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares gave up intraday gains to end lower on Wednesday, tracking weakness across the region and in U.S. equity index futures, as investors fretted over the unfolding global economic impact of the new coronavirus.

The Hang Seng Index fell 4.2% to 22,291.82, its lowest close since January 2017, giving up earlier gains. Pan-Asia insurer AIA Group slid 5.2%, contributing most to the index's losses by points.

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