Hong Kong’s economic expansion has ground to a near standstill, with the city reporting a 0.6 per cent year-on-year increase in gross domestic product under the weight of the US-China trade war, lower than market expectations.Advanced estimates released on Wednesday reported an identical growth rate to that of the first quarter. The economy remained sluggish after the first three months of the year, when the city posted the smallest quarterly increase since the third quarter of 2009.Hong Kong’s…


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