Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index has lost less than 4 per cent since early June, although it has held firm above the key psychologically important level of 25,000.Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong protests fail to slow city’s role as foreign investment gateway to China, government data shows

  • China received US$62.9 billion in foreign direct investment via Hong Kong in the first eight months of 2019, accounting for 70 per cent of total inflows
  • China’s state media named George Soros as one speculator who had bet on a Hong Kong market crash due to the anti-government protests that have lasted 100 days
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index has lost less than 4 per cent since early June, although it has held firm above the key psychologically important level of 25,000.Photo: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong’s airport had 850,000 fewer visitors in August, its biggest decline in a decade, as anti-government protests have gripped the city. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong airport’s loss is Guangzhou and Shenzhen’s gain amid ongoing anti-government protests

  • Monthly passenger numbers at Guangzhou airport edged ahead of Hong Kong for the first time in August, while Shenzhen airport also recorded gains
  • Hong Kong’s airport recorded its biggest decline in a decade last month, as anti-government protests have gripped the city
Topic |   China economy

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Hong Kong’s airport had 850,000 fewer visitors in August, its biggest decline in a decade, as anti-government protests have gripped the city. Photo: Felix Wong
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