Hong Kong’s banks say they have adequate cash to meet demand, even as calls circulate online for protesters to empty out ATMs

Hong Kong’s biggest banks said they have enough currency notes on hand to handle any extraordinary increase in demand for cash, as calls circulated online for protesters to empty out automated teller machines (ATMs) to disrupt the banking system in Asia’s financial hub.

HSBC, the largest of the city’s three currency-issuing banks, said it “has sufficient supply of banknotes and is committed to supporting its customers and the smooth operation of the financial system in Hong Kong,” according to…

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