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Mainlanders Opt For High-Tech, High Fashion Anti-Smogwear
With the environmental problems plaguing cities across the mainland seen as unlikely to go away any time soon, many urban residents are now incorporating stylish and effective counter-pollution products into their everyday wardrobes.
Economists' Pick 27 Feb 2017
Taiwan Looks For Pioneering Role in Electric Vehicle Development
Innovative brands and a conducive tax regime see Taiwan racing ahead in the highly competitive green scooter industry.
Economists' Pick 7 Feb 2017
The Air We Breathe
When entrepreneur Nyree Chung arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom six years ago, the mother of two young children invested in air purifiers to safeguard her family’s health.
Economists' Pick 1 Feb 2017
City-centric Mainlanders Beguiled by the Benefits of Bottle Gardening
With space at a premium and access to outdoor green sites limited, a new generation of urban mainlanders is turning to miniature moss gardens as an affordable and sustainable means of bringing the natural environment into city homes.
Economists' Pick 25 Jan 2017
Connect Schemes Fit Belt and Road Advances Multimedia
The Shenzhen and Shanghai Stock Connect schemes accommodate the demand for multi-faceted investment opportunities on the Chinese mainland and in Hong Kong, fitting Belt and Road priorities such as Rmb internationalization, says MF Jebsen’s Clifford Wong. He believes the Initiative encourages increased business activities: good for MF Jebsen’s travel industry operations, for example.
Multimedia 5 Jan 2017
Thai Building Management Sector Boosted by New ASEAN Opportunities
Although hampered by rising labour costs, the Thai facilities and property management sector has been bolstered by new government initiatives, growing eco-awareness and the huge opportunities opening up across the wider ASEAN bloc.
Economists' Pick 22 Dec 2016
Historic Name on the Belt and Road Multimedia
With over 120 years of history the Jebsen Group has been a successful conglomerate with operations tracing the land and sea routes of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Now, into the fourth generation of management, Markus Jebsen of investment holding firm MF Jebsen says the modern Initiative very much applies to the firm, particularly with its various travel-related businesses.
Multimedia 21 Dec 2016
Working Together for a Green Future Multimedia
Environmental awareness is not only a way of life but a business opportunity, according to Daniel Cheng, Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Speaking at the sidelines of Eco Expo Asia, an international trade fair on environmental protection, Mr Cheng offers his thoughts on the importance of society and business working together to build a green and sustainable future , including along the Belt and Road.
Multimedia 2 Dec 2016
Driving into the Future with EVs Multimedia
From commercial to personal uses, electric vehicles (EVs) can help reduce emissions and improve air quality in dense cities such as Hong Kong. In this podcast interview, James Kong, Managing Director, Fortune Dragon Motors Ltd, explains why a compact city such as Hong Kong is an ideal market for promoting EVs.
Multimedia 28 Nov 2016
Learning Through Play Boosts High-Tech and Upcoming AR Toy Ranges
With nurturing innovation among the young now a clear priority across the mainland, educational and creatively inspiring toys took pole position at this year's China International Trade Fair for Toys and Preschool Educational Resources.
Economists' Pick 3 Nov 2016
Be cool: Fans, e-bikes, green tech on show in Hong Kong Multimedia
Ceiling fans that can compete with air conditioners were among the pioneering green tech ideas on show from some 320 exhibitors at the 11th edition of Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong. Asia’s go-to platform for the green industry also welcomed creators of a futuristic e-bike and discussions on industry trends including how the Chinese mainland’s Belt and Road initiative is offering opportunities to the electric vehicle industry.
Multimedia 31 Oct 2016
Euro-environmental Solutions Top the Bill at Pollutec Brazil Event
While many European companies made the 5,000 mile trip to Brazil to promote their environmental systems, Asian businesses were largely notable by their absence – a surprising occurrence given the size of the country’s green budget.
Economists' Pick 6 Oct 2016
Biotech Innovation Goes Centre-stage at Environmental Protection Expo
Biotechnology solutions to a range of pollution legacy issues predominated at this year's Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Industry Expo, with tackling indoor air pollution also high on the agenda of many attendees.
Economists' Pick 2 Sept 2016
Brexit: Consequences on REACH and Other EU Environmental Laws for the UK
Hong Kong traders, regardless of sector, may have been left reeling by the British referendum to leave the EU; the environmental law sector is no exception. The full impact of the referendum result will depend a great deal on the exit negotiations. Exit negotiations only begin when the UK formally initiates Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Economists' Pick 22 July 2016
China’s Environmental Market
The environmental market in China covers the equipment manufacturing and engineering of a wide spectrum of technologies and their related services. It includes the provision of equipment and services for environmental pollution control, removal of pollutants, waste treatment, energy conservation, clean production, as well as the collection, secured treatment, recycling and recovery of waste resources. It also covers services related to the protection of resources and the natural ecology.
China Trade 20 July 2016
Sunny Outlook for Filipino Solar Market as Technology Improves
Environment, geography and logistics all combine to make the Philippines hugely fertile terrain for the solar energy sector, with both local and international players now refining their individual offers in this lucrative – but still nascent – market.
Economists' Pick 20 July 2016
Storage Technology and Intelligent Systems Form Next Green Wave
With government subsidies on the decline across the UK, environmental businesses are increasingly looking to make a clear commercial case for the savings and other decided advantages inherent in the new generation of green tech.
Economists' Pick 14 June 2016
Smarter Recycling and Greater Reliability Prove Key for Eco Industry
While many of the concerns remain the same – carbon footprints, clean energy, maximising recycling and sustainable development – several green businesses are offering increasingly sophisticated solutions to the world's eco-challenges.
Economists' Pick 18 May 2016
Eco Expo Asia Looks to Embrace a Green and Sustainable Future
With the majority of companies, businesses and individuals now accepting the wisdom of climate protection, the environmental protection industry is about to move into a new phase with sustainability now equating to profitability.
Economists' Pick 11 April 2016
U.S. Moves to Meet APEC Commitment to Lower Tariffs on Environmental Goods
To comply with a commitment by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member countries to reduce applied tariff rates on 54 environmental goods to five percent or less by the end of 2015, President Obama has issued a proclamation lowering tariffs on the following three products to five percent, effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 31 December 2015.
Economists' Pick 22 Jan 2016
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