LONDON Jan 30 Shares in HSBC briefly
spiked as much as 10 percent on Thursday, before reversing most
of those gains in a move which traders blamed on human error,
know in the market as a 'fat finger'.
HSBC shares rose as high as 688 pence before retreating to
631 pence. The move in the heavyweight bank also prompted a
spike in Britain's FTSE 100, which briefly turned
positive on the day.
HSBC declined to comment on the move.
(Reporting By Toni Vorobyova, Tricia Wright and Steve Slater;
Editing by Alistair Smout)