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On a visit to the hall this week, only about seven traders could be seen.
Back in its heyday, floor trading was computer-assisted but dealers still needed to talk to each other to complete transactions, either by phone or in person, depending on how far away they sat from each other, Yip said.
He and the other few floor traders left have been moving out ahead of the closure.
The shutdown marks the end of an era for the stock market, which symbolized the city's ascent as an Asian finance hub.
The fiercely competitive software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services.
But Chicago and New York commodity futures trading pits, where traders used old-fashioned "open outcry" techniques, have shut in recent years as volume fell to 1 percent of the total.
Recognizing the desperate need, Rotary clubs throughout Australia and New Zealand are working to raise awareness, prevention and victim support.A floor trader checks printouts during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stocks Exchange January 31, 2000. HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. Turnover was HK$16.33 billion, compared with HK$20.73 billion on Friday.The bourse's operator, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end of the month and turn the space into a showcase for the city's financial markets.Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at brokerage Christfund Securities, donned his red trading jacket for the last time Friday, his final day on the floor.We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.