Hong Kong shares fall, banks close amid protests

KONFRONTASI - In Hong Kong, shares have tumbled and banks have temporarily closed down as protesters demanding election reforms continue to take to the streets despite confrontation by police forces.

On Monday, shares fell and Hong Kong’s dollar dropped to a six-month low while some schools, businesses, and banks closed down as a result of the protests.

Banks in Hong Kong including HSBC, Citigroup, Bank of China, Standard Chartered, and DBS temporarily closed down some branches.