Some global asset managers in the city are reluctant to hire local fresh graduates at a time when expats are thinking about relocation thanks to the social unrest.
The authorities' reliance on the police to stamp out protests instead of negotiating is inciting greater violence from both sides. It could cause China to erode the city's high autonomy.
The masks ban using colonial-era legislation further damages Hong Kong's democratic credentials. With no end to the turmoil in sight, the city's financial status continues to weaken.