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Clear-headed drinks gain traction
Driven by a thirst for flavourful alternatives to ordinary soft drinks and a desire to cut down on alcohol content, the non-alcoholic spirits market is booming.
19 April 2021
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Platinum goes - platinum
Bespoke, high-value jewellery has remained popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring solid demand for platinum and glittering opportunities for suppliers such as Hong Kong-headquartered Platinum Group International (PGI).
12 April 2021
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Robots to carry, clean, cover
Helping businesses deploy autonomous robots at scale, Rice Robotics hopes to make its machines an integral part of daily life — initially in Hong Kong and eventually in global markets as well.
29 March 2021
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Home-office health
As the work-from-home boom driven by the COVID-19 pandemic blurs the line between work and personal life, behavioural health – physical and mental well-being as affected by habits – has become more important than ever.
22 March 2021
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Global culinary launchpad
Noting the Korean fried chicken and barbecue restaurants in Hong Kong, chef Mingoo Kang felt the market had space for a progressive Korean dining concept.
15 March 2021
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Co-working goes collaborative
Providing creatives with a support platform, Hong Kong co-working space V-Co aims to offer something different from the usual co-working environment.
8 March 2021
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Women seize apron strings
Two Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant Écriture will unveil a special tasting menu for International Women’s Day on 8 March, conceived, developed and executed by its female staff.
1 March 2021
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Young investors take to whisky
Fine single-malt Scotch whisky casks have been the highest-performing alternative asset of the 21st century, according to the 2020 Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, which found the return on investment (ROI) from whisky grew 586% in the past decade.
22 Feb 2021
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Art showcase goes digital
As the first exhibition centre for global contemporary visual culture in Asia, the M+ Museum is poised to enrich Hong Kong’s cultural scene when it opens at the M+ Building in the West Kowloon Cultural District in autumn.
16 Feb 2021
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Peak prospects undimmed
As Hong Kong’s tourist market remains under a COVID-19 cloud, setting up a restaurant in prime tourist territory such as the Peak is going to be difficult.
8 Feb 2021
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AmCham plots fresh course
The United States and its relations with the world, especially with Mainland China and Hong Kong, have been very much in the news recently.
1 Feb 2021
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Hygiene big seller at airport
Lifestyle outlet Cleanfreak.Store, which debuted as a pop-up at Hong Kong International Airport in July last year, is meeting demand for sanitising products and services created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 Jan 2021
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Survival, island style
The word “island” conjures up images of palm trees rustling in the wind while waves lap a golden beach – peace and tranquillity.
18 Jan 2021
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Bar draws green circle
Inspired by the farm-to-bar movement currently taking the culinary world by storm, Hong Kong bar Penicillin champions a closed-loop production model – sourcing most ingredients locally, repurposing surplus cocktail ingredients in its kitchen, using lab food and sending scraps to its fermentation room.
11 Jan 2021
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Beauty works from home
As social-distancing rules during successive waves of COVID-19 in Hong Kong alternatively close or impose restrictions on beauty salons, many women have chosen to carry out beauty treatments themselves.
4 Jan 2021
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Smooth sailing from fragrant harbour
Leaf through any pictorial history book on Hong Kong and you cannot avoid noticing that the city has always been closely linked to the sea – pages will be full of images of tea clippers, junks, sampans, steamers and container freighters.
28 Dec 2020
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Banking on wellness tourism
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept the world’s travellers at home and led everyone to focus on health, wellness and sustainability.
21 Dec 2020
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5G ushers in robot age
A global leader in information and communications technology, ZTE provides end-to-end 5G networks so businesses can connect with core assets such as robots, automated guided vehicles (AGV) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
14 Dec 2020
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AI ready to fly?
Google and global business-services firm KPMG are conducting a detailed study to determine Hong Kong’s readiness to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and advance the city as a “smarter digital city”.
7 Dec 2020
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Q-day looms over security world
Like grape pickers rushing to gather their harvest before the first frost, engineers working on security systems worldwide are rushing to beat “Q-Day” — the day quantum computers can quickly crack current maths-based encryption protocols, a task which would take a classical computer centuries.
30 Nov 2020
 
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