(Sept 11): When Hurricane Harvey began smashing its way across the US state of Texas on Aug 25, it was not a particularly big business story in the local market. Typhoon Hato had just blown across southern China, lashing Hong Kong’s skyscrapers and causing blackouts at some casinos in Macau. Meanwhile, an uneasy — and short-lived — lull in military tension had just descended on the Korean peninsula, which The Edge Singapore had just reported on.

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