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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong announces fresh relief measures of $255m

New funds aimed at boosting economy amid ongoing protest disruption

Five months of protests in Hong Kong have seriously hit the territory's retail and tourism sectors.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Hong Kong's embattled government announced extra financial support on Tuesday for the Chinese-ruled city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade.

Massive and violent anti-government protests over the past five months have shaken Hong Kong's reputation as an Asian financial centre and damaged its all important tourism and retail sectors, with many businesses forced to close.

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