Evergrande shares suspended in HK

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has announced that shares of China's debt-laden Evergrande Group have been suspended from trading on Monday.

Officials did not disclose the reason behind the halt and it is unclear who initiated the suspension.

Chinese real-estate giant Evergrande has repayment deadlines looming for its huge debts. That has made investors jittery about the possible impact on the country's economy and financial markets if it defaults or collapses.