A woman stands in front of graffiti left behind by protesters following an anti-government demonstration in Central on November 13. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Hong Kong’s violent protests aren’t the greatest threat to its economy. Global conditions are

  • The strength of the Hang Seng Index this fall suggests that the protests are the new normal, and no longer a drag
  • However, looking at global markets, it appears we are now in a ‘last hurrah’ environment typical of bubbles

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A woman stands in front of graffiti left behind by protesters following an anti-government demonstration in Central on November 13. Photo: Reuters
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Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

The world economy is headed for a recession. China won’t be there to save it this time

  • China’s economic health is important to the world not just because of its importance as a buyer and supplier, but also because of anxieties that it is less well placed to provide the massive stimulus it did after the 2008 financial crash

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Cars from German auto giant Audi are on display at an auto show in Shanghai in April 2019. A driver of Europe’s economic slowdown is the collapse in demand for cars in China. Photo: Reuters
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