Companies around the world get hit by Hong Kong protests

Now, the protests are accelerating a shift away from Hong Kong by global businesses as Chinese travelers -- the city's biggest tourist segment -- stay away. Foto: Anthony Wallace/AFP

Whether they sell luxury watches from Switzerland or farm hens from Mississippi, a surprising concern is occupying a number of corporate executives this earnings season: Hong Kong's protests.

An AI model trained by Bloomberg News to scour thousands of quarterly analyst calls and investor updates revealed that the city's pro-democracy demonstrations, which show few signs of resolution after five months, are pressuring companies that sell all kinds of consumer goods...

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