Thousands of Hong Kong stockbrokers are bracing themselves for slimmed down or nonexistent bonuses to kick-start the Year of the Tiger, after a months-long market rout that savaged their firms’ profits. Many of the city’s 600 brokerages will be offering much smaller bonuses this year, and in some cases none at all, according to an industry body. In contrast, staff at the city’s biggest banks including HSBC and Bank of China (Hong Kong) are likely to be celebrating higher bonuses. Bankers said th

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