According to the South China Morning Post, property investors are optimistic about the new year and looking for opportunities outside Hong Kong. (31 December 2019) With no end in sight to the city’s political impasse, real-estate investments in Portugal, Greece and Ireland have become popular bets in 2019 for wealthy local residents seeking to escape from the troubling state of affairs. ''Greece is likely to continue to lure Hongkongers based on its popularity,'' said Georg Chmiel, the executive chairman of Juwai.com.