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Awkward greetings and long queues as Hong Kong’s financiers return to work

By Sumeet Chatterjee and Scott Murdoch

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The greetings are awkward and the skyscraper lifts half-empty. But Hong Kong’s cafes are filling and taxis are harder to find as the first wave of financial professionals return to their offices after an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.

The re-emergence of facemask-wearing bankers, investors, lawyers and their clients in Central, Hong Kong’s main business district, is being closely watched by other major financial centres looking forward to resuming business.

Few, however, have described it as anything like a return to a pre-virus normal.

“Everything takes time these days, and

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