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The Heart of Asia’s Film Business
Backed by its rich cinematic history, Hong Kong can capitalise on the digital era by adapting new models to film financing, says entertainment lawyer Tom Ara.
29 April 2015
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Fresh View of Feng Shui
From the bronze lions that guard the entrance to the HSBC headquarters in Central, to the square hole that allows “qi” to flow through residential development The Repulse Bay, the ancient practice of feng shui still reigns supreme in Hong Kong, with many companies consulting feng shui experts to harmonise buildings and businesses with the surrounding environment.
21 April 2015
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Lighting the Way
City Kaleidoscope, a three-metre signpost powered by eco-friendly light-emitting plasma bulbs, from Hong Kong-based Design Lava Consultancy Co Ltd, was among the winning designs at this year’s Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition.
15 April 2015
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Partners in Film Webcast
Richard Brownsey is President and CEO of Creative BC, the body responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
8 April 2015
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Boosting Hong Kong’s Competitiveness
Hong Kong’s 2015-16 Budget, unveiled by Financial Secretary John Tsang last month, earmarked investment for the city’s start-up ecosystem, creative industries and promoting social enterprise.
31 March 2015
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Good Things in Small Packages
First Indonesia, then Hong Kong, then the world: this might sum up Eliana Putri Antonio’s strategy to growing her eponymous brand, E.P.A Jewel.
24 March 2015
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Sky’s the Limit
Jonathan Zeman is CEO of the Lan Kwai Fong Group (LKF), the company founded in 1983 by his father, prominent Hong Kong business magnate Allan Zeman, who transformed the former market district of Lan Kwai Fong in Central into one of the hippest wining and dining districts in Asia.
20 March 2015
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Rise of the New East
Economist and author Ben Simpfendorfer founded Silk Road Associates five years ago to help multinationals and SMEs with their expansion strategies for Asia and the Middle East.
9 March 2015
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Art in Motion
Hong Kong’s newest contemporary art fair, Art Central, will bring 75 art galleries from 21 countries to Hong Kong.
6 March 2015
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Diamond of the Orient Webcast
The Diamond Federation of Hong Kong (DFHK) comprises manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and diamond polishers in the local industry. Established in 2000, DFHK has grown to 180 members, who are mostly importers and wholesalers.
27 Feb 2015
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Prime Mover Podcast
Impressed by the quality of Pima cotton he came across during a trip to Peru, Mr Grana was keen to introduce the luxury fabric to the global market.
10 Feb 2015
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The Joy of Learning
Hong Kong-born businesswoman and philanthropist Joanna Hotung left a successful consultancy career in 1996 to establish KG Group, a leader in children’s arts and English-language education.
4 Feb 2015
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Sustainable Play
Children who play with PlanToys products are helping to fulfil the company’s green mission.
29 Jan 2015
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Embracing the Warhol Spirit Webcast
The works of the late American pop artist Andy Warhol continue to inspire creative thinkers worldwide.
19 Jan 2015
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The Bling Dynasty
Erwan Rambourg is Managing Director at HSBC in Hong Kong and co-head of Global Consumer & Retail Equity Research.
16 Jan 2015
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Coining it in on the Web
“E-commerce is not just about setting up a website,” says Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Nishant Kapoor, who offered his insights at a recent HKTDC seminar on strategies for doing online business.
9 Jan 2015
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Grounded in Fashion Webcast
Brothers Eri and Philip Chu are behind the Hong Kong contemporary streetwear label Ground Zero.
29 Dec 2014
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Licence to Thrill Webcast
Jamie Cooper is one of Australia’s most respected and talented sports artists, having held elite-level memorabilia licences for the Australian Football League (AFL), National Rugby League, Australian Cricket Board and Australian Olympic Committee.
16 Dec 2014
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Fashion Forward Webcast
Swedish fashion label Acne Studios went from being a small creative collective to an international powerhouse, with more than 40 stores and 650 points of sale worldwide, including its first Hong Kong boutique, which opened in October.
12 Dec 2014
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Let’s Talk Business
Media veteran Daniel Tse set up Hong Kong-based corporate training agency, Presence, in 2007, after spending 12 years in the business sector overseeing character-voice production for Walt Disney Hong Kong, and managing business development for the Wall Street Institute.
4 Dec 2014
 
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