Retailers who are tempted to wail and gnash their teeth over the state of the SA consumer’s ever-dwindling wallet might do well to spare a thought for their compadres in Hong Kong, whose customers are so busy hurling javelins at the constabulary that they have little time to flex the plastic.

Cathay Pacific airline says the number of visitors arriving in Hong Kong has dropped by 35%, and luxury clothing house Burberry has closed stores to guarantee staff safety...

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