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Hong Kong's Q2 GDP up 0.6%, but trade war and mass protests weigh on outlook

Government forecasts 2-3% growth for full year, down from 3% in 2018

The Hong Kong government has expressed concern about the growing social unrest, which, along with the ongoing trade war with the U.S., is clouding the territory’s economic outlook.    © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Hong Kong's economy grew less than expected in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war escalated, and pressure looks set to intensify as mass anti-government protests rock the Asian financial centre.

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