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Will Hong Kong protests dent its economy?

Thousands of protestors have been camping out in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial district for nearly a week to demand greater democratic rights.

They are demanding that Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung resign and allow them to pick his replacement.

The political unrest caused Hong Kong's stock market to fall for two straight days before it closed on Wednesday for China's National Day holiday.

Retail and tourism-related stocks bore the brunt of the investor selloff because of concerns the widespread protests may deter some mainland Chinese from visiting the city during their "Golden Week" holiday.

The BBC's Ali Moore reports.

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  • 02 Oct 2014
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