Suppliers preparing for Hong Kong show amid uncertainties about buyer attendance. Weak Chinese sentiment due to trade war and yuan depreciation (-4% in Aug. to CNY 7.1/$1). Tourist spending declines, with Tiffany & Co. 2Q sales -3% to $1B, earnings -6% to $136M. Chow Sang Sang 1H retail revenue +1% to $1.1B, profit +2% to $78M after strong start to 2019, but double-digit slowdown when Hong Kong protests began in June. Inventory levels declining due to reduced manufacturing, despite sluggish polished trading. Rough market very quiet after $280M De Beers sight. Trans Hex CEO Llewellyn Delport resigns as mid-scale miners struggle to stay afloat in current weak market.