China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

A stock investor reacts as he checks prices in a brokerage house in Anhui province. The vast majority of stocks listed in Shanghai shed 10 per cent, the maximum limit shares are allowed to fall before being halted. An Ming China / EPA

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

China announced a flurry of new moves Wednesday to halt a stock market slide, but failed to soothe investors’ nerves. Chinatopix via AP

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Aly Song / Reuters


China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

Some analysts believe that the stock market is undergoing a much needed ‘correction’. AFP

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

More than 30 per cent has been knocked off the value of Chinese shares since mid-June. Above, a retail investor rubs her face as she stands at a computer terminal in a brokerage house. Chinatopix via AP

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

Hong Kong’s benchmark index plunged the most since the global financial crisis as an equity rout in mainland China rippled across Asia. The Hang Seng Index fell 5.8 per cent to 23,516.56 at the close on Wednesday. Tyrone Siu / Reuters

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

All but one stock on the 50-member Hang Seng Index slid amid trading volume 148 per cent higher than the 30-day average. Jerome Favre / EPA

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

The 10 companies that fell the most on the Hang Seng Index sank by at least 7.6 per cent. Tyrone Siu / Reuters

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

Taiwan stocks closed to their worst single-day fall in over three years, with main index losing 3 per cent to end at 8,976.11 points. Sam Yeh / AFP

China stock market rout ripples across Asia – in pictures

A woman walks past monitors showing market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Sam Yeh / AFP

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