Impasse remains after Hong Kong protests

Banks forced to shutter bank branches near protests spots, but otherwise it is business as usual on Monday.

Hong Kong's protests which unfolded on Sunday night in a surreal fashion with the police deploying tear gas and pepper spray on mostly young local protestors, have raised questions over Hong Kong's viability as a financial centre in the long haul.

It was pretty much back to work for everyone by Monday morning, although some banks were forced to close branches near the protest areas.

One spokesperson at a global investment bank who declined to be named said that the bank had sent text messages to its staff early Monday morning to resume work. We told all staff it is business as usual, the spokesperson said. It...

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