TV series accused of dragging down Hong Kong's index

A local TV soap is seen to influence the stock market; investors demand its removal from the airways.

The switchboard at Hong Kong's television broadcaster, ATV, has been running hot in the past few days with angry callers demanding a soapie series be taken off air forthwith. The program's offence it features an actor whom many local investors believe has for the umpteenth time caused the local stock market to crash.

Bizarre Wait. Weeks before the program started, local entertainment pages were abuzz with tongue-in-cheek conjecture about whether history would repeat itself. Trading on...

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