Anti-government protesters damage and vandalise MTR facilities at New Town Plaza mall in Sha Tin on 13 October 2019. Link Reit has previously said one of its malls has had to shut on some days because of the protests. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s suburban mall operator Link Reit seeks to engage opposition councillors after asset sales trigger protests

  • Recent sales of assets to foreign investors have triggered community backlash on concern about higher rents, future of family-run stores
  • Shares have dropped 18 per cent since July due partly to weak business sentiment following months of anti-government protests
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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Anti-government protesters damage and vandalise MTR facilities at New Town Plaza mall in Sha Tin on 13 October 2019. Link Reit has previously said one of its malls has had to shut on some days because of the protests. Photo: Felix Wong
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Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift is a senior business reporter focused on wealth management, green business, the shipping industry and the gaming industry. He was chief editor of The Peak and Asia-Pacific Boating magazines.