Markets jolted by Hong Kong unrest2019|01:40
A currency down 15 per cent, stocks down 30. By any measure, shocking headlines .. And for Argentina the worst such asset moves since its 2001 debt crisis. Traders there reacting to market-friendly Mauricio Macri's mauling in presidential primaries. For traders elsewhere, it adds to worries over Sino-US trade tensions .. And a growing anxiety over Hong Kong - where anti-China protesters brought the airport to a standstill on Monday. Its market index fell 1.7% to a seven-month low. Asia's other major bourses had losses of a per cent or more. Europe's open saw Spanish shares hit their weakest since January as investors dumped Argentinian assets. While Italy's bourses weakened on a new round of political uncertainty .. After far-right League chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap elections.