Published in July 2012
1. Hong Kong as Asia’s Central Business District (Eng)
Hong Kong plays a leading role in regional business and as Asia’s Central Business District (CBD). Its primacy lies in its capabilities as a fundraising centre, management hub and sourcing platform, all mentioned by senior executives based in Asia as they responded to this latest HKTDC survey.
2. Africa: “forgotten continent” is the world’s new growth engine (Eng)
Africa has morphed from the “forgotten continent” a decade ago into one with significant, positive changes. Africa is also the new global growth engine and a market of great promise for consumer goods from East Asia.
3. Hong Kong grows as a regional intellectual property market (Second edition) (Eng)
Hong Kong’s robust intellectual property (IP) and legal services regime underpins a growing services platform, offering a large variety of IP possibilities. As this report explains, more IP owners, buyers and services suppliers are drawn to Hong Kong as a springboard for China and the entire Asian region.
4. CEPA Supplement IX: Hong Kong services to benefit (Eng)
Supplement IX to the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) consists of 37 liberalisation measures spanning 22 services sectors – and they reinforce Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Rmb centre. For the first time, CEPA tackles initiatives related to nearby Qianhai’s services model, highlighting the role of Hong Kong’s business platform, particularly for professional services.
5. China’s baby boom dividends (Chi)
Some 16 million new babies have been born on the Chinese mainland in every one of the last five years. It means that the number of children aged six and under has jumped to around 170 million, a huge potential market. HKTDC’s consumer survey looks at six key categories – food, clothing, toys, furniture, health and baby accessories – to help Hong Kong companies into the eight major markets of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanjing and Changsha.
6. Why Chinese mainland consumers in 13 cities buy their clothes (Chi)
This report reveals the findings of a consumer survey conducted in 13 major Chinese cities. Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Harbin, Shenyang, Beijing, Tinjing, Dalian, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Xian were chosen for the study. Based on the 4P model of product, price, place and promotion, the survey analyses the garment consumption habits of Mainland consumers and the premium secrets of Hong Kong brands.
Online Article in HKTDC Economic Forum
1. Myanmar - a new manufacturing frontier in Asia
2. Out of Africa – a new growth engine for the world
3. Tapping the West African market via Ghana
4. Nigeria – the next BRIC-like country holding promise in West Africa
5. Rising Nigerian spending marks new wave of consumerism
6. Hong Kong as Asia’s Central Business District
7. Xinjiang, gateway to Central Asia’s markets
8. Can wholesale marts bring brand success in China?
9. Green trends in the US
10. Staying green amid a mood of belt-tightening in the EU market
11. Russia’s WTO accession: a new era
12. Russia’s WTO accession: consumer and retail landscape
13. Russia’s WTO accession: logistics and trade facilitation
14. Russia’s WTO accession: Hong Kong’s role in Sino-Russian trade
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