Hong Kong recession shows signs of slowing as China economy expands

October 31, 2020   |   Referencing article published by theedgemarkets.com
Hong Kong’s long recession showed signs of easing in the third quarter, with a gradual improvement in domestic and external demand from an improving Chinese economy, an easing of the COVID-19 outbreak and stronger financial market activity.
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