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