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Post-Millennial Russian Consumers Going Overboard for Hoverboards
Personal electronic transportation devices are the must-have accessories for Russian teenagers and their grandparents.
Economists' Pick 23 Oct 2017
Online Sellers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Become Focus of WEEE Workshop, with Recommendations for Future Obligations to Avoid “Free-riding”
On 13 September 2017, a workshop gathering more than 80 delegates from 12 different countries evaluated the impact of the waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) legislative framework on the compliance of online sellers. The workshop, to which European Commission officials also contributed, essentially focussed on one issue.
Economists' Pick 20 Oct 2017
Blending the Physical and Digital Worlds Multimedia
Andy Cheung, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd, discussed the trending innovation of mixed reality at the “Symposium on Innovation & Technology,” which was held during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2017. In this podcast interview, Mr Cheung explains how businesses and individuals can benefit from mixed reality applications.
Multimedia 20 Oct 2017
INDONESIA: New Toy Cluster Mooted in Low-cost Kendal Region
A new toy-focussed industrial cluster is set to be established in the Kendal region of the country’s Central Java province. With a 10-hectare site earmarked for the project, the cluster is being jointly developed by the Indonesian Toy Association (AMI) and Kawasan Industri Kendal, the company behind the nearby Kendal Industrial Park.
Economists' Pick 19 Oct 2017
Tomorrow's Tech Today: HKTDC Electronics Fair 2017 Multimedia
From mixed reality to machine learning, the new essentials for tech success were at the 37th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair, held from October 13th to 16th, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event has expanded from trade to trends, becoming a platform for the latest in tech thinking. In all, some 4300 exhibitors showed at the Electronics Fair, and concurrent event electronicAsia.
Multimedia 16 Oct 2017
Malaysia Bids to be ASEAN Corporate Gifts Creation and Production Hub
With corporate gift-giving once again resurgent, exhibitors at this year's Malaysia Gifts Fair were confident that the country could carve a niche for itself at the very heart of this rapidly expanding and innovation-hungry sector.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
Energy Test Procedure for Distribution Transformers Could Be Amended
The U.S. Department of Energy has initiated a data collection process to consider whether to amend the current energy test procedure for distribution transformers.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
VIETNAM: Online Platform Looks to Promote Emerging Start-Up Ecosystem
In a bid to nurture Vietnam’s emerging start-up ecosystem, Hanoi’s municipal government has launched an online portal dedicated to meeting the needs of the country’s new science and technology businesses.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
Future-minded Russian Parents Drive Growth of Early-learning Sector
Demand soars for educational toys as disillusionment grows with computer games and over-priced licensed characters.
Economists' Pick 11 Oct 2017
Rapid Development of Asia’s Electronics Supply Chain
Electronics is now the biggest single product category in Asian trade. From 2001 to 2016, the value of electronics exports from major Asia economies jumped from US$537.3 billion to US$1,758 billion. Accounting for about one-third of the total exports of Asia, these exports have included a huge selection of electronic parts and components and semi-finished goods, in addition to consumer electronics.
Economists' Pick 10 Oct 2017
European Commission Introduces Decreased and Variable MIP on Solar Cells and Modules from Mainland China, Attracting Fierce Criticism from EU Industry
As of 2 October 2017, the European Commission has replaced the original price undertaking on solar cells and solar modules from mainland China by a new, reduced and variable minimum import price (MIP). This change in the form of the trade defence measures is brought about by Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1570, which was published in the Official Journal on 16 September 2017.
Economists' Pick 6 Oct 2017
Changing Global Production Landscape and Asia’s Flourishing Supply Chain
Since joining the WTO, China has successfully attracted enterprises in developed countries to relocate production and sourcing activities on a massive scale to the mainland. Also, a great number of emerging countries in Asia have liberalised their market, making use of their low-cost advantage to attract foreign investment to propel economic growth. These have in turn directly changed the landscape of global industrial production.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2017
Fit for Purpose: Hong Kong's New Sports Expo Excites Healthy Interest
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo proved a success with attendees and exhibitors alike, with many welcoming the chance to turn the spotlight on to Asia's fast-growing market for healthy living and fitness.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2017
Mexico Proposes New Standards for Tyres and Fridges
Mexico has issued separate proposals to establish new mandatory standards on (1) new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 4,536 kilogrammes (10,000 pounds), as well as new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight over 4,536 kg with an H, V, W, Y or Z speed rating; and (2) refrigerators and freezers for household use. Interested parties may submit input on these proposals by 12 November and 18 November, respectively.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
Voluntary Toy Safety Standard Revised; CPSC to Review Changes
ASTM International recently issued a significantly revised version of its voluntary toy safety standard F963 in an effort to revise certain provisions and make certain clarifications.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
CPSC to Finalise Rule that Could Ban Five Phthalates by 18 October
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced its intention to finalise by 18 October a rule that could ban five phthalates in toys and child care articles.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
Global Content Trumps Local Initiatives in African Gaming Sector
With Kenya now set to become the world's fastest-growing market in the video-games sector, the potential of Africa is being reappraised by many in the digital entertainment industry, although local content remains a low priority.
Economists' Pick 27 Sept 2017
Flourishing Online Cross-Border Trade
Buoyed by continuing incentives offered by the Central Government to expand the cross-border e-commerce business, many exhibitors at the July Guangzhou International Cross-Border E-Commerce and Goods Expo were optimistic about the future of the sector.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
Symposium on Innovation & Technology
The full-day symposium will explore the latest developments in emerging technologies related to connected living and how they can help expand your business.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
THAILAND: Government Approval of EEC Law Confirms Incentives for Coastal Corridor Investors
Incentives stipulated as part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development plan has now been confirmed, with the Thai cabinet approving the EEC Law on 19 September.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2017
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