(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Trading on the Stock Exchange finally got under way on Monday afternoon after its morning session was cancelled due to extreme weather #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.28: The decision to open the market came after the government cancelled an earlier “black rainstorm” warning: The city has three levels of rainstorm warning, with black being the highest after amber and red: Landslides and flooding were reported in some parts of Hong Kong as it was hit with high amounts of rainfall.

#AceNewsDesk says …..trading starts after ‘black rainstorm’ delay warning cancelled after landslides and flooding reported after being hit with the highest level of rainfall according to BBC Asia on Monday ..

A woman carries an umbrella as she crosses a street during a rain storm in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange announced that trading would start from 1.30pm local time after the black rainstorm warning was lifted as the extreme weather conditions eased.

It was the city’s first black rainstorm warning this year, with more than 150mm of rain reported in the Western part of Hong Kong and the islands of Lantau and Lamma. Several other districts saw at least 70mm of rain. 

The storm delayed a flight carrying Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and her delegation to Beijing for the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary celebrations by around an hour, according to the South China Morning Post.

Schools and Covid-19 vaccination services were also suspended due to safety concerns.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.28: 2021:

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GREECE: ‘ Parcel Containing Bomb-Making Materials Received at Stock Exchange ‘

#AceBreakingNews – GREECE – October 02 – A package containing dynamite and cables was sent to Greece’s stock exchange on Thursday, Reuters reported.

It was safely detonated by the bomb disposal unit.

The device lacked a mechanism to set it off, so would not have exploded by itself, police said.

The package, which was discovered mid-morning at the building’s entrance, did not affect the trading session.



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