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Business hit as typhoon strikes

A typhoon approaching China is bringing strong winds and heavy rain to Hong Kong, shutting down offices and bringing business to a standstill.

The Hong Kong Observatory raised the cyclone warning for the storm to the highest level, saying it had wind speeds of 73 miles per hour.

Planes grounded at the financial capital's international airport were buffeted by the high winds on Monday night. Passengers were told the conditions were expected to last several hours.

China's official Xinhua News Agency said nine flights were cancelled at Guangdong Province's Zhuhai Airport on Monday evening as heavy rain was already falling in the region.

Train services in the region were rescheduled because of the storm.

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