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Looking back on transformative years
After four decades of service with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Deputy Executive Director Raymond Yip retires this week, on 21 May.
20 May 2019
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Bullish outlook for Hong Kong logistics properties
Investor demand for high-quality logistics assets rises every year and Hong Kong is the pick of Asia-Pacific locations, a report from commercial real-estate services and investment firm CBRE shows.
14 May 2019
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Traders face complex world
Trade tensions between the United States and Mainland China have fundamentally changed the way global trade is conducted; the threat of tariffs is now seen as a negotiating tool when it comes to securing wider objectives.
6 May 2019
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Beauty-products maker puts world first
The Davines Group – a hair- and skin-care products maker based in Parma, northern Italy – puts environmental sustainability at the centre of its business.
29 April 2019
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Designs on Hong Kong
A tourism project visualised as an open-air gallery, Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK), has transformed the streets of Wan Chai and Sham Shui Po, with designs that depict different Hong Kong stories under the theme of “Connected City: Hong Kong Stories”.
23 April 2019
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A toast to Hemingway
After a triumphant year for Soho cocktail bar The Old Man – ranked No. 10 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, No 5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars and winner of Drink Magazine Bar Awards’ Asia Bar and Bartender of the Year Awards – founders Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale have announced the opening of their second venture, The Sea by The Old Man, in Sheung Wan.
15 April 2019
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Taking inspiration from UK design
A year-long programme of events was launched last month to showcase the United Kingdom’s expertise in design and increase creative collaboration with Hong Kong.
8 April 2019
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Headhunter spreads wings to Hong Kong
The Singapore-headquartered, multi-disciplinary recruitment agency Space Executive last year chose Hong Kong as the location for its next Asia office.
1 April 2019
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Public spaces reimagined
This year looks set to be a momentous one for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), with the Xiqu Performing Arts Centre making its debut this January and a new pavilion unveiled this month by local architects New Office Works after the practice won the inaugural West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) Young Architects & Designers Competition.
25 March 2019
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AmCham looks back on half-century
This year, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hong Kong.
18 March 2019
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Contemporary take on Chinese cuisine
With stylish décor, beautifully presented plates and contemporary twists on old classics, two newcomers to Hong Kong’s vibrant food scene present a modern interpretation on the Chinese restaurant.
11 March 2019
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Pioneering salon gears up for Art Central
Paris-headquartered Opera Gallery, with 13 exhibition spaces worldwide, was one of the first international galleries to enter Hong Kong in 2004.
4 March 2019
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French confectioner fetes Hong Kong
Renowned for his grand cru chocolates and ganache-filled, duo colour macarons, Jean Paul Hevin’s delicacies have been well received in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and Japan, where he has amassed a devoted following.
25 Feb 2019
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Bringing farm-to-table dining to Hong Kong
Simon Rogan’s dedication to locally sourced produce led him to set up a farm in the United Kingdom’s Lake District to supply his restaurant, L’Enclume, where the chef’s farm-to-table philosophy – paired with exquisite plating techniques – earned him two Michelin stars.
18 Feb 2019
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Laser-focus Brings Fast Growth
Focusing intensely on efficient, clean and above all fast service, the Kaizen 10 Minute Haircut franchise chain has grown rapidly from its base in Indonesia to three other countries in Southeast Asia.
4 Feb 2019
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Courting the Controversial
Commenting on everything from religion and sex to patriotism and race with their graphic, photo-based artworks, “living sculpture” artists Gilbert & George’s newest body of work, The Beard Pictures, sees the duo don symbolic beards made from beer foam, flowers and barbed wire, which are interspersed with imagery of street signs and graffiti.
28 Jan 2019
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Auction House Records Stellar Year
Led by sales in Hong Kong, auction house Sotheby’s has wrapped up its best year in Asia.
21 Jan 2019
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Cocktails on Tap
If you are a cocktail fan but do not enjoy waiting for your drink to be mixed, then a trip to Draft Land is in order.
14 Jan 2019
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Thai Cuisine Paragon Sets Up in Hong Kong
After almost two decades as head chef at Nahm Bangkok, British chef David Thompson opened a new restaurant, Aaharn, inside the Tai Kwun heritage and arts centre in October.
7 Jan 2019
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Employers Bullish on Hiring
Employers in Hong Kong are preparing to increase headcount in the New Year, research by recruitment firm ManpowerGroup finds.
31 Dec 2018
 
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