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Hong Kong traders protest against plans to cut their lunch break

Officials say the change is needed in order to bring trading hours in line with international rivals

Hundreds of Hong Kong stock brokers took to the streets today to protest against plans to cut their lunchbreak by 30 minutes.

The new hour long lunch break, which has already been cut from 90 minutes to 60 minutes, is set to take full effect in March.

Protestors marched along the streets to the stock exchange stating that they used the time to meet with clients and that by cutting their break, their work would also be affected.