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Hacker Attack on Hong Kong Exchange Website Triggers Halts

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd., the world’s biggest bourse operator by market value, suspended trading yesterday for companies including lender HSBC Holdings Plc after its website was hacked.

Europe’s largest bank by market capitalization, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and five other stocks were halted after a “malicious attack” on the exchange’s website for corporate filings, Chief Executive Officer Charles Li said yesterday. The website was partially disabled as companies including Hong Kong Exchanges reported earnings.