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Virus brings smart response
A key strength of start-ups is their ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances, whether these are a change in the environment, shift in markets or technological disruption.
21 Sept 2020
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Discerning tipplers reshape market
With limited-edition bottles and private labels gaining a foothold in the market, standard spirits brands have received a wake-up call as Hong Kong buyers become more discerning in their choice of tipple.
14 Sept 2020
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Family office business booms
In his novel Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy held that happy families are all alike but unhappy ones each have their own unique misery.
7 Sept 2020
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Hong Kong leads in upcycled fashion
As COVID-19 raises awareness of sustainability issues, Hong Kong fashion collection Refashioned has become the first label globally to be recognised by the new Upcycling Verification Program launched by Swiss certification firm Standard Global Services (SGS) in July this year.
31 Aug 2020
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Budget airline weathers COVID storm
As aircraft sit empty on runways around the world, budget carrier AirAsia – the continent’s biggest low-cost airline – has been broadening its horizons.
24 Aug 2020
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Home-grown travel takes off
Travel has been put on pause in 2020 as families swap long-haul trips for staycations in hotels or flats close to home.
17 Aug 2020
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Need for speed in COVID testing
Living things are complicated and relationships between them – including infections of one by another – even more so.
10 Aug 2020
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Indian street food goes upmarket
Many Indian restaurants in Hong Kong offer versions of the country’s diverse cuisine.
3 Aug 2020
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Masked in style
Hong Kong-based artist and fashion designer Leanne Claxton - who made her name with silk scarves and accessories showcasing her floral prints - started making face masks from leftover silk in March as COVID-19 swept through Europe.
27 July 2020
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Collaboration key in post-COVID-19 workplace
Many employees are still working entirely remotely in an effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the social benefits of the workplace.
20 July 2020
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Remote conferencing zooms out
As well as mammoth challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic has also brought opportunities – not least to the technology sector.
13 July 2020
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Virus outbreak shakes up offices
The post-COVID-19 workplace will be very different from the workplaces that went before.
6 July 2020
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Early responders fight pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has given Hong Kong a chance to cement its reputation as a city full of nimble, innovative firms which can adapt rapidly to changing circumstances.
29 June 2020
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Pandemic brings responsible trade to fore
The COVID-19 outbreak has led countries worldwide to re-examine their supply chains and trading relationships.
22 June 2020
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Tourism turns green
Consumers are expected to travel with more purpose and sensitivity towards the health of people and planet when tourism resumes following the COVID-19 outbreak.
15 June 2020
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Fine dining embraces changes
Named Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015, chef Vicky Lau runs a Hong Kong restaurant that has been awarded one Michelin star every year since 2013.
8 June 2020
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Head-hunting goes digital
With meet-and-greets, face-to-face interviews and networking events key to its business, the recruitment industry could have been knocked sideways by the COVID-19 outbreak.
1 June 2020
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Rebuilding after outbreak
The annual International Construction Cost Index (ICC) by global design and consultancy organisation Arcadis indicated that social unrest in the second half of 2019 and COVID-19 this year have hit the construction industry hard, while environmentally friendly practices need to be more widely integrated to ensure a carbon-neutral future.
25 May 2020
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Consumer shake-up here to stay
Consumer habits tend to change over time but the COVID-19 outbreak has forced consumers to reconfigure their lives, habits and spending at a speed and scale the world has never seen.
18 May 2020
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Virus takes toll on minds
Living through a pandemic can play havoc with your mental health, as social isolation, stress and infection worries take their toll.
11 May 2020
 
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