The not so latest anecdotal evidence of a recovery is the air quality. Pollution levels in Hong Kong have been steadily rising for a few months now. Today, the pollution is so bad I cannot see the hills above Kowloon from my office in Central. This is almost back to pre-crisis levels.
While I realise that atmospheric and weather conditions can contribute to the build up of air pollution, the blunt reality is that neither factor causes pollution. The pollution is the direct and partially avoidable result of economic activity. It may be good for our wallets but it is bad for our lungs.