Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

The credit cards in our wallets are in America’s pocket

  • America has some chilling options if it pursues a financial cold war with China
  • Not only can it deny Hong Kong’s banks access to Swift, but it can also stop our credit cards and even restrict the printing of the city’s currency

Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Neil Newman

Neil Newman

Neil Newman is a thematic portfolio strategist focused on pan-Asian equity markets. Experienced in the major global financial centres of Tokyo, London and New York, he is a regular commentator on commercial investment strategies that suit constantly changing investor trends. He is a long-term resident of Hong Kong.