Hong Kong protests: A point of no return
With both sides unwilling to compromise, everyone loses in this bruising battle between the protesters and Beijing
More than two-thirds of the capital raised on Hong Kong’s bourses is for Chinese firms and the city’s state banks have large outstanding US dollar liabilities that look worrying
Hong Kong: Hong Kong, a city synonymous with bankers and brokers, has become a city of inventive protesters. This past weekend, they appeared to be everywhere. Prompted by a desire to re-establish the democracy movement’s reputation for non-violence after recent protests saw petrol bombs thrown at police stations and the airport shut down, people turned out in huge numbers to call for democracy.