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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hong Kong Listings

HONG KONG -- Seven Nasdaq-listed companies began trading Wednesday on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, marking the first time the stocks were traded in Asia during regional hours.

The stocks are traded in Hong Kong dollars, and investors can buy and sell through any of the territory'sbrokerages, exchange officials said.

The seven companies include Microsoft, Intel, Dell Computer, Cisco Systems, Applied Materials and Amgen - all high-technology companies - and the coffee chain Starbucks.

Nasdaq has been making a big international push. It is teaming up with Japan's Softbank Corp. to create a new, computerized exchange selling shares in startup Japanese companies.