Roads closed but markets open as HK protests

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By Lorraine Cushnie
30 Sep 2014

It was largely business as usual for bankers this week in Hong Kong despite the pro-democracy protests shutting down traffic in large parts of the city’s financial districts. But while there is little expectation of the civil disobedience causing long term harm to financial markets in the region, that could change if the situation worsens.

Hong Kong’s protests started on September 26, when students began to gather outside the government buildings in the Admiralty district. Over the weekend the numbers swelled as the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement joined their ranks.

By Monday the protesters had stretched eastwards to shopping district Causeway Bay, ...

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