A customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson WongA customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson Wong
A customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong’s gold jewellers hurt by protests are hoping for sales to sparkle in the Year of Rat

  • Year of the Rat is the first animal of the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle, with gold traders believing it will be a very good year for the yellow metal
  • Gold jewellery sales fell by between 40 and 70 per cent in the Year of the Pig because of the protests, said Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society

Topic |   Weddings
A customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson WongA customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson Wong
A customer inspects gold bangles at a jewellery store in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Winson Wong
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