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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong business warns of risks to economy as protests continue

Visitors deterred by unrest, hitting airlines, hotels and shopping malls

An officer raises a warning flag as riot police try to disperse anti-extradition bill protesters using tear gas at Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Aug. 11, 2019.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- As mass protests sweep across Hong Kong for the 10th consecutive weekend, the businesses that keep the territory's economy turning are warning of dire consequences if the standoff continues.

Executives from some of Hong Kong's most important companies, announcing interim results last week, are raising the alarm over risks to future earnings as a result of the demonstrations, which have frequently ended in violent clashes with police.

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