The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung
The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung
Alicia Garcia-Herrero
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The View by Alicia Garcia-Herrero

Coronavirus recovery: invest rainy day savings to boost Hong Kong’s economy

  • Public investment to support Hong Kong’s most promising sectors is needed to help cushion the impact of the pandemic on an economy that was already struggling
  • If the EU can get 27 countries to agree on a recovery fund in a reasonably short period of time, Hong Kong can do so even quicker, provided it has the will

The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung
The view of Hong Kong's skyline from Victoria Peak on July 17. The city’s finance sector can go some way towards lifting the overall economy, but the government must invest in other productive sectors as it cannot do so on its own. Photo: Sun Yeung
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Alicia Garcia-Herrero

Alicia Garcia-Herrero

Alicia Garcia-Herrero is chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis and senior research fellow at Bruegel