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Denmark Investigates Carcinogenic PAHs in Consumer Products, Including in Footwear and Toys
PAHs are organic compounds containing two or more fused aromatic rings, which, in processed articles, may exist in the following: creosote, medicines, dyes, plastics, rubbers, pesticides, lubricants, release agents, capacitance electrolytes, mineral oil, pitch, insecticides, bactericides, mosquito-repellent incense, cigarettes, and petrol antifreeze, given that the raw materials are coal, crude oil and tar.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2018
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Sporting Goods Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong companies export a diverse range of sporting goods. The major categories here include sports equipment and accessories, sports apparel and sports footwear. In January-June 2018, Hong Kong’s sporting goods exports grew by 4%, with the US and the EU accounting for nearly half of the total.
HK Economy 31 Aug 2018
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Three Recent Trademark Cases Covering Electronics, Clothes and Sports Articles Come Under Spotlight
Hong Kong sellers of a variety of consumer goods, from clothes to electronic items and sports equipment, may be interested in three recent cases regarding trademarks and EU law criteria which must be fulfilled in order to register them.
Economists' Pick 13 July 2018
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Hong Kong as a Testing Ground for Fitness Tech Multimedia
Now is the tipping point for artificial intelligence (AI), says CEO Keith Ramjan. Fitoneum.com is a client of start-up accelerator Zeroth.AI, and has developed a smart workout mirror that provides feedback in real time. Launching in Hong Kong allows Ramjan to draw from an internationally-minded pool of professionals in sectors like marketing, design and user experience. More broadly,the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area will make it easier for businesses to leverage the strengths of each region
Multimedia 13 July 2018
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Hong Kong as Asia’s Incubator for AI Start-ups Multimedia
The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform almost all industries is what makes it so exciting, says the Managing Partner of Zeroth.AI. Tak Lo hopes the company can help position Hong Kong as the first location for launching AI start-ups in Asia, and believes the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area can help by bringing together the best that each region has to offer.
Multimedia 6 July 2018
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Towards a Fitter Nation
Since its launch in 2014, the China International Health Wellness and Fitness Expo (IWF) has enjoyed steady growth.
Economists' Pick 27 June 2018
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Argentina Sets New Technical Requirements for Bicycle Tyres
Argentina has adopted new technical requirements for bicycle tyres, including quality and marking/labelling requirements.
Economists' Pick 25 May 2018
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HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo 2018
Held concurrently with the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo will offer an exciting combination of events and exhibitions relating to the sectors.
Economists' Pick 21 May 2018
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Unwind the Body and Mind
In a bid to combat stress and tune out the fast pace of city living, Hong Kong is turning to the time-honoured practice of yoga to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
Economists' Pick 18 May 2018
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Highest EU Court Confirms Annulment of Anti-dumping Duties on Giant’s Bicycles from Mainland China; Ramifications Ensue for Other Companies As Well
On 14 December 2017, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment dismissing an appeal brought by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA), thereby confirming that the anti-dumping duties imposed on bicycles manufactured by Giant were correctly annulled by the EU’s (lower) General Court.
Economists' Pick 12 Jan 2018
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Exploring Vietnam’s Supply Chain Opportunities Multimedia
Vietnam’s economy is being driven by foreign investment inflows in its manufacturing sector, whose demand for imports of various industrial items is rising rapidly.
Multimedia 1 Dec 2017
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Run for a Healthy Life
Hong Kong’s running season extends unofficially from October to April or May, with events held every weekend – from five-kilometre and 10-kilometre fun runs, to the gruelling 162-kilometre Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan.
Economists' Pick 17 Nov 2017
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The Philippines: Smart Selling to the Consumer Market Multimedia
Driven by robust economic growth, the Philippines is a fast expanding consumer market capitalising on its demographic dividends and strong overseas receipts. Hong Kong companies able to meet young Filipino consumers’ demand for trendy lifestyle and electronics products and leverage new retail channels will have good chances of succeeding in the market.
Multimedia 14 Nov 2017
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China’s Fitness Market Gets Physical
Some 10,000 large-scale gyms were operating across the Chinese mainland as of the end of 2016, together with more than 10,000 small-scale fitness studios.
Economists' Pick 18 Oct 2017
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Niche Operators Come to the Fore in Saturated Mainland Fitness Market
With established players and recent entrants vying for market share in the mainland's highly competitive out-of-home exercise sector, many companies are looking to super-serve certain segments, with the emphasis on personal training.
Economists' Pick 6 Oct 2017
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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
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Gyms and Fitness Studios Battle for Share of Mainland Exercise Market
With the mainland exercise and fitness market estimated to be worth RMB123 billion by 2020, multi-purpose gyms and the more specifically focused fitness studios are competing to woo the health-minded into signing up for their services.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
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The Challenges Facing Hong Kong Start-ups: Commercialisation
Start-ups usually face a few common challenges during the commercialisation process. Many founders are engineers and scientists who are generally not close to the market and with little commercial experience. They may overlook the legal and financial liabilities, or find it difficult to control cost/cash flow. Start-ups should create opportunities for proof-of-concept to collect feedback and comments.
Economists' Pick 7 Aug 2017
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Perfect Try-out for New Stars of the Sports Industry Multimedia
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo was the perfect try-out for new stars of the sports industry. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 21- 25 2017, more than 90 exhibitors showed their winning potential at this first-edition fair.
Multimedia 26 July 2017
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Sports & Leisure Expo
The Expo is a gateway to a world of fitness, hobbies and recreational activities for mental and physical well-being.
Economists' Pick 5 June 2017
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