Photos of Festival Walk have been doing the rounds recently as Hongkongers paused to marvel at the storm-battered mall that was turned, temporarily, into a waterfall-laden urban jungle as the city was pounded by golf-ball-sized hailstones.

As Christmas approaches and 2013 comes to a close, many in Hong Kong will be hunkering down to do the same thing: finalising accounts and making sure those balance sheets balance out.

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