Happy Monday, traders --
The outlook for Hong Kong stocks look a bit dim after the Hang Seng Index turned out to be the world's worst performing benchmark last week, losing 3.4 per cent.
The anti-government protesters stepped up the ante on Sunday, marking the 16th straight weekend of protests. It was the usual mix of vandalising MTR stations, blocking roads, setting fire to barricades and desecrating the Chinese national flag.
The police responded with firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and making several arrests.
Let's hope the market does not take much notice of the weekend mayhem and traders focus on the fundamentals instead.
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-- Louise Moon and Srinivasan Iyer in Hong Kong
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