The Greater Bay Area lies at the heart of the world’s sustainable-development hotspot and Hong Kong has a key role to play.
19 January 2022
The fast-growing and densely populated Asian region is home to half the world’s population and the source of 50% of greenhouse gas emissions, making centrally located Hong Kong a natural base for efforts to counter global warming.More
With their pandemic recovery well under way, Hong Kong enterprises are now looking at expansion, with many targeting the GBA.
17 January 2022
Hong Kong-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are continuing to display resilience, with almost half those questioned in a recent survey planning for post-pandemic growth. The 2022 Hong Kong Business Outlook Study from American Express, conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council, shows these bullish enterprises are looking at cross-border expansion, with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) the most popular target (main picture shows Huizhou).More
The entertainment world will spotlight on Hong Kong as a wide range of content goes on show.
17 January 2022
As Asia’s leading content-trading platform for the entertainment industry, the 26th edition of FILMART will continue to showcase productions from TV, theatres, streaming platforms and mobiles. Production companies, investors and buyers can use the platform to connect and collaborate through online exhibitions and business-matching meetings.More
The financial industry has a critical role to play in the transition to a zero-carbon world, the UN’s climate change chief told the Asian Financial Forum.
14 January 2022
Going green evokes images of shutting smokestack power stations, switching to electric motor fleets or putting solar panels on factory roofs. Bankers, insurers and fund managers do not usually spring to mind.More
This leading bank is in prime position to help firms tap into the Greater Bay Area.
12 January 2022
Innovation and technology is taking the world into a new era, opening up fresh opportunities in the upcoming economic powerhouse: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). For companies setting their sights on this vibrant region, a range of support is at hand in Hong Kong. Among them is global banking giant HSBC’s US$1.13 billion “GBA+ Technology Fund”, and US$700 million “GBA+ Healthcare Fund”, which provide flexible financing support for new-economy companies in the region.More
The 2022 Asian Financial Forum addresses critical questions on sustainability and global integration as economies recover from the pandemic.
11 January 2022
When asking what comes next, it is always a good idea to look at what came before. This year’s Asian Financial Forum (AFF) began on Monday, 10 January under the theme “Navigating the Next Normal Towards a Sustainable Future” and began with a plenary session where business leaders from across the world laid out their vision.More
Most hiring executives in Hong Kong anticipate increasing headcount in the first quarter of the new year.
10 January 2022
Employment prospects in Hong Kong are looking up as 2022 begins, with robust hiring activity expected in the first quarter. The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – a comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey used globally as a key economic indicator – gave this optimistic outlook. Lancy Chui, Senior Vice President at ManpowerGroup Greater China Limited, interprets the findings.More
Spotlighting the latest innovations and ICT developments from the region’s tech powerhouse.
10 January 2022
The hybrid physical-online HKTDC International ICT Expo will showcase developers and producers of information and communications technology (ICT) products and solutions from Hong Kong and Mainland China. Major exhibition categories include Digital Infrastructure, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce, Enterprise Solutions, Home-grown Innovations, Retail Technologies, Smart Devices & Accessories, Start-up and Trade Related Services.More
A team of Hong Kong architects is taking an innovative approach to tackling projects of all shapes and sizes.
07 January 2022
Po Hing Fong alley in Sheung Wan is lined with bamboo palisades, a signature feature of Hong Kong with its prolific use of bamboo scaffolding. The alley makes an appropriate home for LAAB Architects, an architectural firm that incorporates nature, culture, society and life into its designs.More
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the evolution of robots from single-task factory workers to versatile helpers in hospitals, homes, hospitality venues and offices.
05 January 2022
Robots have been making only a slow move from the factory floor into homes, shops and offices. This is because industrial robots have a narrow range of tasks while those operating in human spaces need to deal with open-ended situations.More
Retiring Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau joined the HKTDC amid the pre-Joint Declaration financial havoc and leaves after negotiating the COVID-19 storm.
03 January 2022
Looking back on a career with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) that began amid the financial meltdown of 1983 and ended with the COVID-19 pandemic storm, Retiring Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau counts another challenge as one of his career highlights.More
As the global economy pivots east, intellectual property opportunities abound.
03 January 2022
The 2022 Asian Licensing Conference brings together top-notch global licensing executives and Asian entrepreneurs with the aim of shaping an Asian agenda for the worldwide licensing industry. This is an opportunity for participants to gather the latest market intelligence, expand their network of contacts and explore business opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and partnership in Mainland China and the rest of Asia.More
Catering companies are often left with surplus food at the end of the day, but an innovative app cuts waste while expanding the customer base.
31 December 2021
Most restaurants, bakers and caterers cannot make exactly the right amount of food they need to produce and must discard some of their output at the end of each day. Considering the food shortages in much of the world, worries over pollution and landfill capacity, a group of Hong Kong entrepreneurs set about addressing the day-end food waste problem.More