The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Cities in trouble: London will weather a no-deal Brexit but can Hong Kong survive its political crisis?

  • While commercial property investment in both cities has fallen sharply, the challenges facing Asia’s premier financial hub are more severe than those affecting London. In Hong Kong, the anti-government protests have only just begun

The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our time” is spray-painted on a wall in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. What started as a protest against the government’s attempt to amend the city’s extradition laws has turned into a widespread revolt. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.