Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
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Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Boris Johnson and the Trump White House should avoid toying with investors’ trust

  • By threatening to rewrite rules, undermining their countries’ appeal to investors looking for a sure bet, the UK and US are undercutting their own credibility
  • Hong Kong, led by the unpopular Carrie Lam and mired in social crises, similarly faces a test of trust

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.