The business end of Occupy Central

The motives behind the Hong Kong protest are political but rather than use business as a stick to beat the city with, the protest is partly aiming to save it.

Occupy Central, the as yet unrealised protest at the heart of Hong Kong's financial district, is supposed to bring business to its knees but the reality is not so black and white.

The motives behind the protest are predominantly political but the tentacles of those politics have implications for the city as a regional financial centre.

In essence, the protest is set to involve swathes of people staging a sit-in not far from the Asian headquarters of HSBC and Citi, among others, clogging up roads and transport links for an unspecified time and creating widespread disruption. 

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