By and  on August 1, 2019

The impact on Hong Kong’s economy of the wave of democratic protests is becoming clearer: The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region reported Thursday that June retail sales plunged 6.7 percent.

The value of total retail sales in June, which had five trading Sundays, dropped to a provisionally estimated 35.2 billion Hong Kong dollar, or $4.51 billion.

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