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Why are markets ignoring escalating conflict in Hong Kong?

November 25, 2019

As protests in Hong Kong reached fever pitch last week with police placing a number of protester-occupied university buildings under siege, using rubber bullets and tear gas to dislodge demonstrators, global markets have largely shrugged off these events. Even a move by the U.S. Congress which passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, complicating the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks, failed to unduly worry investors.

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