Is Bank of America counting down to Armageddon?

A signboard on top of Hong Kong’s Bank of America Tower is ominously ticking off time. But what does it mean?
Bank of America Tower sporting its new LED crown

A mysterious countdown that appeared on top of Bank of America Tower in central Hong Kong provoked a mild bout of curiosity yesterday.

A spokesman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said that some worried members of the public had called the bank to ask if it was “counting down to Armageddon”. Elsewhere, others wondered if it was foretelling the start of China’s own Lehman crisis.

The object of these fears is a large LED signboard that crowns the top of the 38-storey building. It was installed a few...

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