Throughout nearly six months of anti-government unrest, protesters and police have regularly clashed. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong anti-government protests bring biggest retail slump on record, as finance minister Paul Chan reveals cost to overall economy

  • City’s finance chief says months of social unrest have caused economic losses of about 2 per cent of GDP
  • Government reveals it is on course for first budget deficit in 15 years
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Throughout nearly six months of anti-government unrest, protesters and police have regularly clashed. Photo: Bloomberg
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Tourists at The Peak, which overlooks the Victoria Harbour and the downtown skyline. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since Hong Kong’s anti-government protests began

  • There were 3.31 million arrivals to the city in October, a decline of 43.7 per cent from the same period last year
  • The number is also the steepest drop in a single month since the Sars virus plagued the city in May 2003
Topic |   Tourism

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Tourists at The Peak, which overlooks the Victoria Harbour and the downtown skyline. Photo: Sam Tsang
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