A protester wears a gas mask in defiance of the city’s anti-mask law on October 6. Photo: Bloomberg
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Hong Kong’s economy has so far weathered the protests and US-China trade war, but anti-mask law may be the tipping point

  • Hong Kong is not Argentina – its financial buffers are strong and the damage of the past few months is not permanent. But the mask ban could signal tougher measures to come, undermining confidence at an especially ominous moment

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A protester wears a gas mask in defiance of the city’s anti-mask law on October 6. Photo: Bloomberg
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The Hong Kong protests have taken their toll on the city’s economy, as well as corporate earnings. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong stocks world’s worst performers in third quarter, as investors lose ‘patience and confidence’ amid protests, trade war

  • Hang Seng Index drops 8.6 per cent in third quarter
  • Politics ‘a core factor’ weighing on Hong Kong stock market, asset manager says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Hong Kong protests have taken their toll on the city’s economy, as well as corporate earnings. Photo: Felix Wong
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